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FMS 100 Introduction to Film and Media
An introduction to analyzing and thinking critically about film and other media. Students will learn to read and interpret the basic signs, syntaxes, and structures of cinematic language. Through direct analysis of selected films, television, and new media, students will evaluate and construct evidentiary arguments about the aesthetic strategies creators use to make meaning for audiences. In addition, this course will familiarize students with the historical and industrial dimensions of film and media, as well as the influence technology has on their development into the twenty-first century. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Sasala, An
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM SUM 426 - LAWRENCE
3 43599
LEC Sasala, An
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM SUM 426 - LAWRENCE
3 43600
LEC Green, Demetrius
MW 11:00-12:15 PM SUM 426 - LAWRENCE
3 43601
DIS Sasala, An
Green, Demetrius
Tu 06:30-09:30 PM BUD 110 - LAWRENCE
3 43255
FMS 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Film and Media Studies. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 200 Film and Media Aesthetics
An introduction to film and media aesthetics, including basic film/media theories and their practical applications. Students will be introduced to the concepts of time, space, composition, movement, editing, light, color, and sound. A key feature of the course will be a practical emphasis on learning how to see creatively by applying elements of design, camera lens and sound recording principles. Examples of these aspects of film and associated media will be examined and discussed in depth. Should be taken before or concurrently with FMS 275. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Jamieson, Margaret
Mills, Tweesna
Adelmund, Alexander
W 06:30-09:30 PM SUM 427 - LAWRENCE
3 46170
FMS 204 Study Abroad Topics in: _____
This course is designed for the study of special topics in Film at the freshman/sophomore level. Credit for coursework must be arranged through the Office of KU Study Abroad. May be repeated for credit if content varies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 273 Basic Screenwriting
An introduction to the craft and principles of screenwriting, from inspiration to writing a complete first act. Emphasis on factors relevant to the creation of a treatment and a screenplay. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 275 Basic Video Production
Theory and practice of video production with emphasis on preproduction planning, scripting, directing, lighting, camera operation and audio. Lecture-laboratory. Prerequisite: FMS 100, completion of or concurrent enrollment in FMS 200. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Jacobson, Matthew
Asbury, Gwendolyn
Moon, Ghiyong
Hinders, Katherine
Tu 09:00-10:45 AM SUM 420 - LAWRENCE
3 43257
LBN Moon, Ghiyong
Th 09:00-11:30 AM SUM 420 - LAWRENCE
3 43258
LBN Hinders, Katherine
Tu 11:00-01:30 PM SUM 420 - LAWRENCE
3 43259
LBN Asbury, Gwendolyn
Tu 02:15-04:45 PM SUM 420 - LAWRENCE
3 43260
FMS 302 Undergraduate Studies Seminar in: _____
Course organized any given semester to examine a particular studies topic or to take advantage of special competence by an individual faculty member. Topics change as needs and resources develop. Class discussion, readings, and individual projects. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ahmad, Razi
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 1007 - LAWRENCE
3 53124
LEC Kirk, Laura
TuTh 01:00-02:50 PM MUR 354 - LAWRENCE
3 48545
FMS 303 Undergraduate Production Seminar in: _____
Course organized any given semester to study a particular production topic or to take advantage of special competence by an individual faculty member. Topics change as needs and resources develop. Class discussion, readings, and individual projects. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Calvert, Jeffrey
W 05:15-08:00 PM SUM 418 - LAWRENCE
3 53539
FMS 304 Study Abroad Topics in: _____
This course is designed for the study of special topics in Film at the junior/senior level. Credit for course work must be arranged through the Office of KU Study Abroad. May be repeated for credit if content varies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 307 Undergraduate Film/Media Internship
Supervised study with an approved film/media company or project. May be repeated for credit. No more than six hours may be applied to the B.A. or B.G.S. degrees. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and at least seven hours credit in the department. INT.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
INT Baskett, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 46410
FMS 310 History of the Silent Film
A survey of the artistic, economic and sociological development of the narrative cinema with emphasis on the American studio system, German Expressionism, and Soviet Expressive Realism. Analysis of selected films. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Baskett, Michael
Greene, Danyelle
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 57836
FMS 311 History of the American Sound Film
A study of the artistic, economic, and sociological development of the American sound film with emphasis on the studio system, major directors, genres, and the impact of television. Analysis of selected films. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 312 History of the International Sound Film to 1950
A survey of the artistic, economic, and sociological development of the international sound film 1929 to 1950. Emphasis on European National Cinemas. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 313 History of the International Sound Film Post 1950
A survey of the artistic, economic, and sociological development of the international sound film from 1950 to the present. Emphasis on Free Cinema, New Wave, and other emerging post-war cinemas. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 314 History of African-American Images in Film
A history and critical assessment of the diverse images of African-Americans in American cinema and the impact of those images on American society. Screenings of feature and independent films, including those by African-Americans. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 315 Survey of Japanese Film
This course surveys the major developments in and critical approaches to twentieth-century Japanese film. Focusing mostly on narrative films, Survey of Japanese Film introduces students to basic methodological issues in Japanese film history, especially questions of narrative, genre, stardom, and authorship. We examine Japanese cinema as an institution located within specific contexts focusing on the ways in which this institution shapes gender, class, ethnic, and national identities. This course examines how patterns of distribution, exhibition, and reception have influenced film aesthetics and film style over the last century. Through secondary readings, lectures, and discussions students critically examine how Japanese cinema as an institution both responds to and intervenes in the social, cultural, and political history of twentieth century Japan. The course is offered at the 300 and 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. (Same as EALC 315.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 316 Cinemas of the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay
This course will examine the cinemas of three neighboring South American countries to find similar themes and some differences between them historically, politically, and culturally. Themes will include: gender and nation, political repression during dictatorship, globalization and the cinema, youth culture in the Southern Cone, and representations of race and ethnicity, immigration and identity in contemporary cinema. Other themes in common are financing issues, such as co-production agreements, film production under the regional trade pact Mercosur and issues of circulation, distribution and marketing of national films. Most films will be feature length narrative, but a few documentaries will be shown. May be taken as FMS 716, but with additional requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 317 Race and the American Documentary
This course surveys a range of documentaries in which race is a key part. There are two class objectives: the first is to broaden the students' knowledge of American social history and culture, especially around issues of identity, representation and race. The second is to heighten the students' critical skills as viewers of films in general. A complete film or portion is screened at each class session, preceded by an introductory lecture, and a follow-up discussion. Readings from a variety of scholarly texts are excerpted for student review prior to a particular class. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 318 Anti-war Film
An overview and exploration of the history of anti-war film and media themes to show how attitudes regarding war and political policy can be affected by positive and negative depictions of conflict. Course includes analysis of selected films. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Willmott, Kevin
Moon, Ghiyong
Tu 07:00-10:00 PM SUM 426 - LAWRENCE
3 57106
FMS 322 Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Cinema
A comprehensive introduction to Soviet cinema and its legacies in post-Soviet Russia. The course will examine what distinguished Soviet film industry from those in other countries and the ways in which it impacted the development of cinema worldwide. Films are analyzed both as artistic works (with attention to formal qualities, cinematic styles, and influences) and as documents that provide insight into the socio-political contexts of the times when they were made. We will also discuss influential contributions by Soviet filmmakers to our understanding of what makes film unique as an art form. The course is offered at the undergraduate and graduate level, with additional assignments at the graduate level. (Same as SLAV 322.) LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Chernetsky, Vitaly
W 03:00-06:30 PM WES 1049 - LAWRENCE
3 57889
FMS 323 War and Memory in Asian Film
This course explores how the film industries of key East Asian nations have constructed, reimagined, debated, and commemoralized their experiences of the major wars fought during the 20th century (i.e. The Greater East Asian War, the Chinese Civil War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War). We will examine the intersection of various historical, political, cultural, and economic factors with the production of mainstream commercial film to consider how individual and collective memories of wars in Asia have transformed over time in different contexts. Films are particularly useful for examining how the cultural memory of wars survives and is conveyed from one era to another with each new generation reinventing and superimposing new layers of memory on the original phenomenon from a range of multiple perspectives. A central goal of this course is to provide students with various historical perspectives, cultural contexts, and analytical methods to develop your ability to apply visual literacy and critical thinking skills to contemporary Asian films about the major wars of the last century. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 345 New Media and Society
Students will be introduced to major themes and debates in digital media studies and apply critical approaches for understanding new media practices, technologies, and theories. In addition to readings and lectures, students will engage in a variety of digital activities and participate in research-oriented projects. By the end of this course students will gain a foundational understanding of historical and emerging relationships between new media (internet, cell phones, digital games, etc.) and society, acquire key research skills, and experience a variety of new media texts and services. This course is offered at the 300 and 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 355 Storytelling with Digital Media
In this course, students will utilize digital tools and platforms to create online and mobile stories based on the theories and histories of interactive storytelling discussed in class. Through a survey of digital storytelling examples and concepts, students will create interactive projects to add to their portfolio and learn how to think critically and write analytically about digital media. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 373 Intermediate Screenwriting
Emphasis on writing a full-length screenplay. Explores genre, character, dialogue, and the development of a personal writing style. Prerequisite: FMS 273 (students will be selected based on writing samples). LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Willmott, Kevin
Gower, David
Tu 04:00-06:30 PM SUM 426 - LAWRENCE
3 44427
FMS 374 Animation
A survey that combines animation history, theory, and production by examining animated works of all kinds and exploring various styles utilizing both hands-on techniques and digital animation programs. Lecture-laboratory. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 375 Intermediate Video Production
Theory and practice of longer-form video production with emphasis on scripting, talent coordination and editing in preproduction, production and postproduction. Lecture-laboratory. Prerequisite: FMS 275. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hurst, Robert
MW 03:00-04:30 PM SUM 420 - LAWRENCE
3 51848
FMS 376 Cinematography
Theory and practice of cinematography, with emphasis on creation of film, video, and digital imagery. Prerequisite: FMS 275. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 377 Post-Production
Students become familiar with techniques and processes in film and video post-production including, but not limited to, editing, sound, post-production management, marketing, and distribution. This course is offered at the 300 and 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. Prerequisite: FMS 275. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hurst, Robert
MW 11:00-12:30 PM SUM 420 - LAWRENCE
3 51436
FMS 380 American Popular Culture of: _____
An interdisciplinary examination of popular cultural forms and their relationships with the social, political and economic dynamics of America, with emphasis on film, media, music, literature (including magazines and newspapers) and the graphic arts. The decade or other specific topic to be studied changes as needs and resources develop. May be repeated for credit for different decades or topics. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Urish, Benjamin
Mills, Tweesna
Hinders, Katherine
M 06:00-09:30 PM BUD 110 - LAWRENCE
3 46100
FMS 401 Undergraduate Professional Development Seminar
Provides an overview of opportunities for professional development in Film and Media Studies, and helps students plan goals for their education through an understanding of professional practices. The course also covers practical exercises in professional development, including writing resumes, finding internships and entry-level work, and other aspects of establishing a career in Film and Media Studies. Prerequisite: FMS 275 or equivalent. Open to FMS Majors only. Graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 407 Undergraduate Film/Media Service Learning Internship
Supervised study with an approved government agency, established non-profit organization, school, or community-based partner to produce a professional-level film and/or media project in the public interest. Community work should meet the needs of the community-based organization and the education goals set by the student, instructor, and community based partner; be in direct service, indirect service, policy analysis, research, and/or advocacy work; engage the student with individuals or communities of need and with issues related to social justice, community development, and/or access to resources. May be repeated for credit. No more than six hours may be applied to the B.A. or B.G.S. degrees. Graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and at least 22 credit hours in the department. FLD.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 410 US Diversity in Visual Culture
This course examines the way in which diversity in the United States, including race, class, gender, and sexuality, are represented through visual culture, historically and in the present. The study of visual culture analyzes the way in which visual images communicate systems of beliefs, contribute to identity formation, and have an influence on our thinking about diversity. Course looks at United States visual objects (i.e., film, television, photography, art, advertisements, and theatre as well as visual practices, i.e., in public and private spaces. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Moradiyan Rizi, Najmeh
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 55992
FMS 411 Television Studies
A historical, theoretical and critical survey of U.S. television from 1945 to the present from the public's perspective, with emphasis on the early influences of radio (e.g., Federal regulation and sponsorship), film and theatre; TV's rapid rise as the U.S. public's prime source of entertainment, news and information; TV's rise as a key cultural, economic and political phenomenon; TV's more recent accommodations to the forces of globalization, new technologies/media, and new business models through convergence. Discussion and screening of representative TV texts as seen against the backdrop of the theories and critical views of TV scholars ranging from Raymond Williams and John Fiske to Henry Jenkins. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 413 Asian Media Studies
This course examines new and emerging media in East Asia and how the media industries of East Asia function. Using recent scholarship and industry data on contemporary cyberculture, music studies, and television industries of East Asia we examine how such factors as globalization, post-colonialism, censorship, emerging technology, and national media legislation affect regional and transnational media industries in Japan, South Korea, and Mainland China/Taiwan/Hong Kong. (Same as EALC 413.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 425 Ethics in Storytelling
This course considers the ethics of telling stories with film and media. Using a framework of rhetorical criticism and postmodern ethics, the students will evaluate the ethical and social responsibility challenges of fiction and non-fiction writing, films, television and online projects from a variety of fields: anthropology, sociology, journalism, political rhetoric and documentary filmmaking. Through readings, case studies and application, students will explore the fundamentals of rhetorical ethics, and the questions raised my new and emerging forms of storytelling. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 475 Advanced Video Production
Special projects in video production, using both studio and remote locations. Prerequisite: FMS 375. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Jacobson, Matthew
MW 01:00-02:30 PM SUM 420 - LAWRENCE
3 57120
FMS 477 Sound Design
Students will study and produce film and video work with an emphasis on sound design theory and practice. Course projects consist of several short works in response to readings and screenings, which include a survey of sound in cinema, internet and radio. Students will also become conversant with related equipment, software and techniques. Prerequisite: FMS 275. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 478 Experimental Production
Students will produce experimental film and video projects, including installation art and performance art pieces, in both collaborative and a collaborative production modes. Practical production aspects of historical experimental works will be studied, with emphasis on creation of works inspired by these earlier artists and their work. Unorthodox video and film production concepts and modes will also be studied and used in the creation of original works. The incorporation of experimental elements in the creation of mainstream works, and the creation of such projects, will also be a key area of study and experimentation. By pushing their individual creative limits, students will gain an appreciation for the experimental film and video genre, as well as an expansion of their production skills. Prerequisite: FMS 275. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Jamieson, Margaret
Th 01:00-04:00 PM SUM 420 - LAWRENCE
3 52441
FMS 479 Documentary Production
This is a hands-on production course in which students will research, plan and produce short-form non-fiction documentaries. The class is dedicated to training young professionals in the principles, skills, techniques, habits and practices of documentary production. We will focus also on the aesthetics of our craft and the documentary form. The objective is to ground students in the fundamental skills of good non-fiction storytelling-conceptualization, research, story structure, theme development, writing, producing and directing. The goal is the production of several short-form compositions (videos) where storytelling is employed to communicate a concept or idea effectively. Students will form into teams to research, develop and produce a course-long short-form documentary. Prerequisite: FMS 275. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 480 Music Video Production
This course will cover elements of the history, aesthetics, and business of music video and music video production. Students will view and discuss many different types of music videos, and will learn how to classify and critique these videos in a professional manner. Students will gain familiarity with the genres, themes, forms, and iconography of music video; an understanding of the place of music video in media culture; an exploration of the ideological, cultural, and historical contexts of music video; and an ability to create or assist in the creation of professional-quality music videos. Prerequisite: FMS 275. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 498 Honors Seminar
Study may be directed toward either (a) reading for integration of knowledge and insight in film and media, or (b) original research (i.e., investigation of a specific problem in film and media). Six hours maximum credit. Prerequisite: Consent of Departmental Honors Coordinator. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Baskett, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 46174
LEC Falicov, Tamara
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 46175
LEC Halegoua, Germaine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 47256
LEC Hurst, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 46176
LEC Jacobson, Matthew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 46177
LEC Jamieson, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 47884
LEC Miner, Joshua
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 50286
LEC Preston, Catherine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 46178
LEC Willmott, Kevin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 46181
FMS 499 Directed Study in Film
Investigation of a special topic or project selected by the student with advice, approval, and supervision by an instructor. Such study may take the form of directed reading or special research. Individual reports and conferences. A maximum of six hours credit may be counted toward a degree. Prerequisite: At least seven hours credit in the department and consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Baskett, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 46182
IND Falicov, Tamara
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 46183
IND Halegoua, Germaine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 47257
IND Hurst, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 46185
IND Jacobson, Matthew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 46186
IND Jamieson, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 47885
IND Miner, Joshua
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 50287
IND Preston, Catherine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 46188
IND Willmott, Kevin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 46190
FMS 530 Film and Media Theory
Comprehensive examination of most significant theories and theorists of film. Organized around specific questions, e.g., what qualities make film art unique, and how is film related to other visual and literary arts? Class discussion, individual projects. Prerequisite: FMS 100 or equivalent (determined by instructor). LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Urish, Benjamin
Gower, David
W 03:00-06:00 PM SUM 426 - LAWRENCE
3 50296
FMS 531 Contemporary Concepts in Media Studies
This course emphasizes a theoretical understanding of media and media production skills. It is a critical cultural study of the media, focusing on the relationships between media representations and society. Students explore different conceptual perspectives on the role and power of visual media in society in influencing social values, political beliefs, identities and behaviors; analyze specific media texts, such as film and television shows; and examine the dynamics of how class, gender, generation, and race influence the production and reception of media. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 540 Cuban Cinema
This course explores Cuban cinema from 1959 to the present day. Special attention is paid to the representations of Cuban history, cultural politics, and the political-economic conditions of production in Cuba. In addition, the Cuban-American community and their contributions or reactions to Cuban film are discussed. Through readings, lectures, discussion, and viewing Cuban films, the class examines a variety of topics related to Cuban cinema, history, and contemporary concerns. This course is offered at the 500 and 800 levels, with additional assignments at the 800 level. Prerequisite: Junior standing. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 541 Asian Film
Seminar on various national film cultures of East and Southeast Asia. Representative films are studied from formal, stylistic, and socio-historic perspectives. Addresses the impact of key cultural, economic, and political issues on each film industry. Class discussion, reports, and individual research papers. The course is offered at the 500 and 800 levels, with additional assignments at the 800 level. (Same as EALC 541.) Prerequisite: Junior status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 543 Contemporary Japanese Film
Seminar on the major developments in the contemporary (1980-present) Japanese film industry examining how filmmaking practices and film criticism have been influenced by such issues as transnationalism, postcolonialism, critical race theory, postmodernism, and new media. We survey recent industrial and stylistic trends as well as key critical debates. Class discussion, reports, and individual research papers. The course is offered at the 500 and 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. (Same as EALC 543.) Prerequisite: Junior status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 544 African Film
A critical study of Africa and its peoples as depicted in films. The aesthetic, cultural, economic, political, historical, and ideological aspects of African films are examined. (Same as AAAS 555.) LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ukpokodu, Peter
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 56419
FMS 585 Capstone in Film and Media Studies
This course integrates the knowledge and skills acquired across the curriculum of Film & Media Studies including academic studies, but also production and other related disciplines to enable the student to demonstrate achievement through the production of a major creative research project. Prerequisite: Must be admitted to the Film and Media Studies B.A. or B.G.S. degree. Must have completed one FMS production course. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Swanson, Carl
Adelmund, Alexander
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM SUM 403 - LAWRENCE
3 50586
LEC Wilson, Ronald
Greene, Danyelle
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM SUM 426 - LAWRENCE
3 57876
FMS 592 Documentary Film and Video
An historical and theoretical survey of that major genre of film and video typically termed "documentary." The course will trace the main historical developments from documentary's beginnings through contemporary innovations. Prerequisite: FMS 100 and FMS 310, FMS 311, or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Swanson, Carl
Asbury, Gwendolyn
Th 02:30-05:30 PM SMI 100 - LAWRENCE
3 52446
FMS 593 Experimental Film and Video
A history of experimental film and video through an examination of major artists, movements, theories, and films/tapes. Prerequisite: FMS 100 and FMS 310, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 620 International Women Filmmakers
This course examines films made by women around the world. Mainstream and independent fiction, documentary, and experimental works will be screened and discussed. The objectives of the course are: 1) to learn the variety of films made by women and the conditions of their production, distribution reception. 2) to interrogate the idea of women's cinema as `counter-cinema'. We will acquire tools for analyzing films in terms of economic, aesthetic, cultural, and political circumstance by women of different countries, classes, races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual preferences. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Preston, Catherine
MW 09:00-10:15 AM SUM 403 - LAWRENCE
3 57127
FMS 621 American Film Criticism
An analysis of the evolution, methods and impact of American film criticism as practiced by such critics as James Agee, Robert Warshow, Andrew Sarris, John Simon, Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffman, and Dwight Macdonald. Prerequisite: FMS 310 or FMS 311. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 673 Problems in Basic Screenwriting
The principles of screenwriting are developed through scene writing and analysis culminating in the writing and structure of a full-length, three-act screenplay. In addition to the class sessions taught with FMS 273 Basic Screenwriting, separate consultations and specific research assignments for graduate students in FMS 673 are also required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 675 Problems in Basic Video Production
Theory and practice of single-camera video production with emphasis on preproduction planning, scripting, directing, lighting, camera operation and audio. In addition to the class sessions taught with FMS 275 Basic Video Production, separate consultations and specific research assignments for graduate students in FMS 675 are also required. Lecture-laboratory. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Jacobson, Matthew
Asbury, Gwendolyn
Moon, Ghiyong
Hinders, Katherine
Tu 09:00-10:45 AM SUM 420 - LAWRENCE
3 46755
LBN Moon, Ghiyong
Th 09:00-11:30 AM SUM 420 - LAWRENCE
3 46758
LBN Hinders, Katherine
Tu 11:00-01:30 PM SUM 420 - LAWRENCE
3 46690
LBN Asbury, Gwendolyn
Tu 02:15-04:45 PM SUM 420 - LAWRENCE
3 46765
FMS 702 Graduate Seminar in: _____
Course organized any given semester to study particular subject matter or to take advantage of special competency by an individual faculty member. Topics change as needs and resources develop. Class discussion, readings, and individual projects. SEM.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
SEM Kirk, Laura
TuTh 01:00-02:50 PM MUR 354 - LAWRENCE
3 48549
FMS 704 Study Abroad Topics in: ______
This course is designed for the study of special topics in Film. Credit for coursework must be arranged through the Office of KU Study Abroad. May be repeated for credit if content varies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 707 Film/Media Internship
Study with an approved film or media company. Emphasis may be in one or all of the following areas: acting, directing, or promotion management. No more than six hours may be applied to an M.A. degree. Course will be graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. INT.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
INT Baskett, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3-12 46411
FMS 715 Survey of Japanese Film
This course surveys the major developments in patterns of distribution, exhibition, and reception and their influence on film aesthetics in twentieth century Japanese film. Through secondary readings, lectures, and discussions students will examine how Japanese cinema, as an institution, responds to and intervenes in the social, cultural, and political history of twentieth century Japan. The course is offered at the 300 and 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. (Same as EALC 715.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 716 Cinemas of the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay
This course will examine the cinemas of three neighboring South American countries to find similar themes and some differences between them historically, politically, and culturally. Themes will include: gender and nation, political repression during dictatorship, globalization and the cinema, youth culture in the Southern Cone, and representations of race and ethnicity, immigration and identity in contemporary cinema. In addition to the lecture sessions taught in tandem with FMS 316, additional research component, lecture presentation, and class meeting are also required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 717 Race and the American Documentary
This course will survey a range of documentaries in which race is a key part of the film's text. There are two class objectives: to broaden the student's knowledge of American social history and culture, especially around issues of identity, representation and race, and to heighten the student's ability as a critical viewer of films. This course will include: film viewing, scholarly readings, and lectures. The course is offered at the 300 and 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 718 Anti-war Films
An overview and exploration of the history of the portrayal of anti-war film and media themes to show how anti-war attitudes and political policy can be affected by positive and negative depictions of conflict. Analysis of selected films. FMS 318 and FMS 718 will meet concurrently, though separate consultations and specific research assignments for FMS 718 are also required. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Willmott, Kevin
Moon, Ghiyong
Tu 07:00-10:00 PM SUM 426 - LAWRENCE
3 57107
FMS 722 Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Cinema
A comprehensive introduction to Soviet cinema and its legacies in post-Soviet Russia. The course will examine what distinguished Soviet film industry from those in other countries and the ways in which it impacted the development of cinema worldwide. Films are analyzed both as artistic works (with attention to formal qualities, cinematic styles, and influences) and as documents that provide insight into the socio-political contexts of the times when they were made. We will also discuss influential contributions by Soviet filmmakers to our understanding of what makes film unique as an art form. The course is offered at the undergraduate and graduate level, with additional assignments at the graduate level. Not open to students with credit in SLAV 322/FMS 322. (Same as SLAV 622.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Chernetsky, Vitaly
W 03:00-06:30 PM WES 1049 - LAWRENCE
3 57892
FMS 743 Contemporary Japanese Film
Seminar on the major developments in the contemporary (1980-present) Japanese film industry examining how filmmaking practices and film criticism have been influenced by such issues as transnationalism, postcolonialism, critical race theory, postmodernism, and new media. We will survey recent industrial and stylistic trends as well as key critical debates. Class includes discussion, reports, and individual research papers. This course is offered at the 500 and 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. (Same as EALC 743.) SEM.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 745 New Media and Society
Students will be introduced to major themes and debates in digital media studies and apply critical approaches for understanding new media practices, technologies, and theories. In addition to readings and lectures, students will engage in a variety of digital activities and participate in production-oriented projects. By the end of this course students will gain a foundational understanding of historical and emerging relationships between new media (internet, cell phones, digital games, etc.) and society, acquire key digital skills, and experience a variety of new media texts and services. This course is offered at the 300 and 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 773 Problems in Intermediate Screenwriting
The principles of screenwriting are developed through scene writing and analysis culminating in the writing and structuring of a full-length, three act screenplay. In addition to the class sessions taught with FMS 373 Intermediate Screenwriting, separate consultations and specific research assignments for graduate students in FMS 773 are also required. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Willmott, Kevin
Gower, David
Tu 04:00-06:30 PM SUM 426 - LAWRENCE
3 44430
FMS 775 Problems in Intermediate Video Production
Theory and practice of multiple-camera video production with emphasis on preproduction planning, scripting, directing, lighting, camera operation, and audio. In addition to the class sessions taught with FMS 375 Intermediate Video Production, separate consultations and specific research assignments for graduate students in FMS 775 are also required. Lecture-laboratory. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hurst, Robert
MW 03:00-04:30 PM SUM 420 - LAWRENCE
3 51849
FMS 776 Problems in Cinematography
Theory and practice of cinematography, with emphasis on creation of film, video, and digital imagery. FMS 776 meets concurrently with FMS 376; students enrolled in the graduate-level course will have separate consultations and specific research assignments. Lecture-laboratory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and FMS 675. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 777 Post-Production
Students will become familiar with techniques and processes in film and video post-production including, but not limited to, editing, sound, post-production management, marketing, and distribution. This course is offered at the 300 and 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hurst, Robert
MW 11:00-12:30 PM SUM 420 - LAWRENCE
3 51437
FMS 800 Introduction to Graduate Study in Film/Media
Major emphasis is placed upon the principles of research, bibliographical data, and research methods useful in film and television. The course should be taken at the beginning of the graduate student's program. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 801 Professional Development Seminar
Preparation and training for faculty careers in film and related fields, including research skills and methods, responsible scholarship, teaching, and service. Other topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit. SEM.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 802 Master's Projects
Advanced creative projects which may be elected by master's degree candidates in lieu of thesis. RSH.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 810 Development of the Silent Film
Intensive study of the artistic, economic, and sociological development of the silent narrative film with emphasis on the evolution of the American studio system, German Expressionism, and Soviet Expressive Realism. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 811 Development of the American Sound Film
Intensive study of the artistic, economic, and sociological development of the American sound film with emphasis on the studio system, major directors, genres, and the impact of television. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 813 Development of the International Sound Film
Intensive study of the artistic, economic, and sociological development of the international sound film with emphasis on the cinemas of England, France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, and Eastern Europe. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 814 Development of African-American Images in Film
A history and critical assessment of the development of diverse images of African-Americans in American cinema and the impact of those images of American society. Screenings of feature and independent films, including those by African-Americans. In addition to the lecture/screening sessions taught in tandem with FMS 314, a separate discussion section and specific research assignments for graduate students enrolled in FMS 814 are also required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 840 Cuban Cinema
This course explores Cuban cinema from 1959 to the present day. Special attention will be paid to the representations of Cuban history, cultural politics, and the political-economic conditions of production in Cuba. In addition, the Cuban-American community and their contributions or reactions to Cuban film will be discussed. Through readings, lectures, discussion, and viewing Cuban films, the class will examine a variety of topics related to Cuban cinema, history, and contemporary concerns. This course is offered at the 500 and 800 levels, with additional assignments at the 800 level. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 841 Asian Film
Seminar on various national film cultures of East and Southeast Asia. Representative films are studied from formal, stylistic, and socio-historic perspectives. Addresses the impact of key cultural, economic and political issues on each film industry. Class includes discussion, reports, and individual research papers. This course is offered at the 500 and 800 levels, with additional assignments at the 800 level. (Same as EALC 841.) SEM.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 862 Survey of Film and Media History
This seminar will be primarily international in scope and will concentrate on the following: technological and production issues relating to the transition in 1927-1931 of silent to sound film; the constructions of national identity, including those of recently emerging cultures; a comparison and contrast of the censorial agencies in America and abroad; and current revisionist perspectives on received film and media history. SEM.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 863 Survey of Documentary and Experimental Film and Media
Surveys the important historical and theoretical issues pertinent to both the documentary and experimental approaches as expressed in film, video and new technologies. Includes major documentary and experimental genres, directors, national schools, artistic movements, and landmark works. Screenings reflect a chronology from origins to present-day. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 865 Film and Media Theory
This seminar is a comprehensive survey of the major classical and contemporary film and media theories and theorists, such as Munsterberg, Eisenstein, Bazin, and Adorno. The course includes film and media theory since the 1970s, moving through structuralism and into the posts: -structuralism, -modernism, -colonialism, and beyond. Within these broad paradigms some of the theories examined in depth are cinesemiotics, Marxism, cinematic apparatus, feminist film theory, reception theory, new media and virtual reality. SEM.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
SEM Wilson, Ronald
F 09:00-12:00 PM SUM 226 - LAWRENCE
3 58544
FMS 875 Problems in Advanced Video Production
Special projects in video production, using both studio and remote locations. In addition to the class sessions taught with FMS 475 Advanced Video Production, separate consultations and specific research assignments for graduate students in FMS 875 are also required. Prerequisite: FMS 775 or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Jacobson, Matthew
MW 01:00-02:30 PM SUM 420 - LAWRENCE
3 57121
FMS 880 Development of American Popular Culture in the: _____
Intensive interdisciplinary examination of popular culture forms and their relationships with the social, political, and economic dynamics of America in a specific decade, with emphasis on film, broadcasting, theatre, music literature (including magazines and newspapers), and the graphic arts. Decade to be studied changes as resources and needs develop. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Urish, Benjamin
Mills, Tweesna
Hinders, Katherine
M 06:00-09:30 PM BUD 110 - LAWRENCE
3 46415
FMS 887 Film and the Public
A study of the actual and implied responsibilities of film and video to the public, as seen in regulations, self-regulatory codes, and the critical literature of the field. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 888 Special Problems in Film History and Criticism
RSH.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Baskett, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43954
RSH Falicov, Tamara
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43263
RSH Halegoua, Germaine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 47258
RSH Hurst, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 45049
RSH Jacobson, Matthew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43955
RSH Jamieson, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 47890
RSH Miner, Joshua
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 50289
RSH Preston, Catherine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43265
RSH Willmott, Kevin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43264
FMS 895 Intensive Film Project Seminar
The student plans and executes an intensive special project which requires the professional skills of investigation and performance appropriate to radio, television and/or film. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of six credit hours. (This seminar is to the special project program what "thesis" is to the traditional program.) RSH.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Baskett, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43957
RSH Falicov, Tamara
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43267
RSH Halegoua, Germaine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 47259
RSH Hurst, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 45050
RSH Jacobson, Matthew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43268
RSH Jamieson, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 47891
RSH Miner, Joshua
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 50290
RSH Preston, Catherine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43269
RSH Willmott, Kevin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 43271
FMS 897 Practicum in Film
Various approaches to the illustration of principles of production in film and/or video through the supervision of laboratory exercises and subsequent evaluation by the Theatre and Film graduate faculty. FLD.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Baskett, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 43958
FLD Falicov, Tamara
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 43272
FLD Halegoua, Germaine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 47260
FLD Hurst, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 45051
FLD Jacobson, Matthew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 43273
FLD Jamieson, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 47892
FLD Miner, Joshua
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50291
FLD Preston, Catherine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 43274
FLD Willmott, Kevin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 43276
FMS 898 Investigation and Conference (for Master's Students)
Directed research and experimentation in film or media. Limited to eight hours credit toward the Master's degree. RSH.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Baskett, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 46198
RSH Falicov, Tamara
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 46199
RSH Halegoua, Germaine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 47261
RSH Hurst, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 46200
RSH Jacobson, Matthew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 46201
RSH Jamieson, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 47893
RSH Miner, Joshua
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 50292
RSH Preston, Catherine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 46202
RSH Willmott, Kevin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 46204
FMS 899 Master's Thesis
THE.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Baskett, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 46205
THE Falicov, Tamara
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 46206
THE Halegoua, Germaine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 47262
THE Hurst, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 46207
THE Jacobson, Matthew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 46208
THE Jamieson, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 47894
THE Miner, Joshua
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 50293
THE Preston, Catherine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 46209
THE Willmott, Kevin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 46211
FMS 902 Film Seminar in: _____
A graduate seminar devoted to selected historical, theoretical, or critical issues. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

FMS 998 Investigation and Conference (for Doctoral Students)
RSH.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Baskett, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 46212
RSH Falicov, Tamara
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 46213
RSH Halegoua, Germaine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 47263
RSH Miner, Joshua
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 50294
RSH Preston, Catherine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-8 46214
FMS 999 Doctoral Dissertation
THE.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Baskett, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 46216
THE Falicov, Tamara
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 46217
THE Halegoua, Germaine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 47264
THE Miner, Joshua
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 50295
THE Preston, Catherine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 46218

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