Comparative Literature | CMLT
P Prerequisite | C Co-requisite | R Recommended
I Fall Semester | II Spring Semester | S Summer Session/s
- CMLT-C 190 An Introduction to Film (3 cr.) Nature of film technique and film language; analysis of specific films and introduction to major critical approaches in film studies.
- CMLT-C 253 Third World and Black American Films (3 cr.) Black American Films - both within the Hollywood "mainstream" and from the more independent producers; films from Africa, India, and Latin America. Discussion and analysis of the individual films as well as their cultural backgrounds.
- CMLT-C 290 Survey of Film History (3 cr.) An overview of film history from its beginnings to the present, emphasizing major developments in narrative cinema.
- CMLT 293 History of the Motion Picture I (3 cr.) Credit not given for both CMLT-C 294 and CMLT-C 394. This course studies the evolution of cinema as an institution and art form, moving from the origins of cinema in the late 19th century through World War II.
- CMLT-C 294 History of the Motion Picture II (3 cr.) This course studies major national cinemas and film movements from post-World War II to the present.
- CMLT-C 297 Film Genres (3 cr.) This course investigates the nature, particularly the political nature, of genre films. Topics covered may include genre cycles, and gender and genre. Genres covered may include melodrama, comedy, action, science fiction, the western, and the thriller, as well as others.
- CMLT-C 310 Literature and Film (3 cr.) This course focuses on both literary analysis and formal film analysis. Study the relationship between the literary and the cinematic version of several texts, and consider the strategies, agendas, and pleasures of each version, and of the process of adaptation itself.
- CMLT-C 390 Film and Society (3 cr.) Topic varies: film in relation to politics, ideology, and social history. May be repeated twice for credit.
- CMLT-C 393 History of European and American Films 1 (3 cr.) A survey of development of cinema during the period 1895-1926 (the silent film era). Particular attention paid to representative work of leading filmmakers, emergence of film movements and development of national trends, growth of film industry, and impact of television.
- CMLT-C 394 History of European and American Films II (3 cr.) A survey of European and American cinema since 1927. Particular attention paid to representative work of leading filmmakers, emergence of film movements and development of national trends, growth of film industry, and impact of television.
- CMLT-C 395 The Documentary Film (3 cr.) Although some of the earliest films ever made were documentaries, the end of the twentieth century witnessed a rise in reality-based filmmaking. This course studies the history of the documentary film and its efforts to represent "reality" and "truth."
- CMLT-C 491 Authorship in the Cinema (3 cr.) Topic varies: in-depth analysis of individual filmmakers, viewed as "authors." May be repeated twice for credit.
- CMLT-C 603 Topics in Comparative Literature (4 cr.) The course will be discussion driven; its success is dependent on thorough preparation and consistent participation from all. Each student is responsible for a critical presentation to the class during the semester. The presentation should focus on an idea that you find interesting, related to one of the primary readings. May be repeated twice for up to 8 credits.
- CMLT-T 190 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.) Explores, in an interdisciplinary way, one of the great humanistic traditions of inquiry regarding one of the following themes: ideas of self, ideas of truth, ideas of beauty, ideas of community, ideas of nature, ideas of conflict. Writing-intensive, discussion-focused.
- CMLT-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.) Interdisciplinary exploration of a humanistic tradition of inquiry regarding one of the following themes: ideas of self; of truth; of beauty; of community; of nature; of conflict. Writing intensive, discussion focused. Attention to primary texts and research materials.