General survey of Italian film and of the relationship between film and the other arts. Consideration of film theory and of the Italian and European socio-political situation in the context of film production.
Survey of French cinema from 1895 to the present. Emphasis on aesthetic trends, film movements, film industry, and cultural context.
Survey of Russian and Soviet cinema from the pre-Revolutionary era to the present. Works by major filmmakers will be viewed and discussed in the context of cultural politics.
Intensive analysis of selected films, using contemporary critical theories and methods.
Analysis of selected television programming, interpretation of contemporary television programs, and survey of existing critical approaches.
Traces the development of broadcasting as a cultural institution, examining the emergence of radio and television within the context of national identity and globalization.
Examines representations of Asian American in American media using historical, analytical, and critical approaches. Issues of cultural production, identity, race, politics, and gender are linked to examinations of specific media forms.
Examination of the various roles that film, television, and other media play in creating, challenging, and negotiating national and global identities.
Critical and historical survey of the participation and representation of Latino/as in U.S. film, television, and popular culture, with a primary focus on Hispanic representation in Hollywood-produced imagery. The counter-images of Latino and Latina media …
Examines images of gender and sexuality in the media, with a focus on contemporary media in the U.S. Using theories from cultural studies, film and media studies, gender studies, and communication we will explore different …