Film Studies: full list of film courses


Upcoming film studies courses: new curriculum

ARH 261 Independent and Art House Cinema
ARH 265 History of Photography
ARH 266 Photography 1970 to the Present
ARH 267 International Film Movements
ARH 288/289 Film History I (1894-1945), Film History II (1945-)
ARH 361 Understanding Screen Studies: Acting, Apparatus, and Audiences
ARH 362 Significant Cinema Directors: Wes Anderson and His Influences
ARH 362 Significant Cinema Directors: Wes Anderson and P.T. Anderson
ARH 362 Significant Cinema Directors: The Art and Impact of Alfred Hitchcock
ARH 362 Significant Cinema Directors: The Art and Impact of Stanley Kubrick
ARH 362 Significant Cinema Directors: Understanding Orson Welles
ARH 362 Significant Cinema Directors: Auterism, Privilege, and Power
ARH 368 Documentary Cinema: History, Theory, Criticism
ARH 380 Poetry and Cinema
ARH 3xx Cinema Technologies: Film Color and Film Sound
ARH/THR 3xx Adaptation Studies: Film, Literature, and Theatre
ARH 460 Special Topics in Cinema: Topics in International Cinema
ARH 460 Special Topics in Cinema: Cultural Memory and Film
ARH 460 Special Topics in Cinema: Landscape and Cinema
ARH 464/564 Special Topics in Cinema: Adv. Analysis of Film Form, Story, Style
ARH 462 Experimental Cinema Seminar: Avant-garde, Animation & the Arts
ARH 462 Digital Cinema Seminar: Film Form in the Age of New Media
ARH 462 Film Festival Seminar: Independent Cinema, Industry & Exhibition
ARH 463/563 Cinematic Space: Art, Architecture, and Landscape in Film
ARH 4xx/5xx Doing Film and Media Theory: Production as Criticism Seminar
ARH/ART 369/382 Experimental Film and Video
DOC/HIS 323/334 Foundations of Documentary Filmmaking
DOC/HIS 390 Topics in Documentary Studies (when topic is on Film)
DOC/JRL 324 Introduction to Documentary Photography
JRL 410 Images of Journalism in Film
MUS 340 Film Sound, Music, and Musicals
MUS 460 Film Sound, Music, and Musicals
THR 450 Directing
THR/PHY 370 Lighting Technology
WSS 280 Gender, Race, and Class in Horror Fiction and Film
WSS 498/599 Topics in WSS: Queer Cinema

Recent film studies courses: frequently offered

ARH 260 Introduction to Film Studies
ARH 263 American Film Genres (now online)
ARH 264 New American Cinema (now online)
ARH 265 History of Photography
ARH 266 Photography 1970 to the Present
ARH 269 The Hollywood Crime Film (now online)
ARH 362 Significant Cinema Directors: Wes Anderson and His Influences
ARH 362 Significant Cinema Directors: Wes Anderson and P.T. Anderson
ARH 368 Documentary Cinema: History, Theory, Criticism
ARH 380 Poetry and Cinema
ARH 460 Special Topics in Cinema: First Person Cinema
ARH 460/464/564 Special Topics in Cinema: Adv. Analysis of Film Form, Story, Style
ARH/WSS 461/561 Women in Cinema
ARH 491 Internship in Film Studies
ARH/ART 383 History and Practice of Video Art 1
ARH/ART 384 History and Practice of Video Art II
ARH 460 Special Topics in Film (topics added)
ARH 463/498/598 Cinematic Space: Art, Architecture, and Landscape in Film
ART/MUS/THR 428 Sound Design for Film, Theatre, and Media
COM 386 Persuasion and Film
COM 378 Studies in Public Persuasion: Politics on Film
DOC/HIS 323/334 Foundations in Documentary Filmmaking
DOC/HIS 335 History and Theory of the Documentary Film
DOC/HIS 390 Topics in Documentary Studies (when topic is on Film)
DOC/HIS 406 Practicum in Historical Documentary Filmmaking
EAS 140 Introduction to East Asian Cinema
ENG 243 Literature and Film Chaplin and the Poets (also offered as ENG 355)
ENG 243 Literature and Film Shakespeare on Film (also offered as ENG 355)
ENG 243 Literature and Film Cinema of Monstrosities (honors)
ENG 243 Literature and Film Comic Books & Comic Book Movies
ENG 355 Studies in Film: Race and Hollywood Cinema
ENG 355 Studies in Film: Intro to Anime
ENG 355 Studies in Film: Cinema and the Era of Climate Change
ENG 368 Cultural Studies: Film Adaptations of Black Women Writers
ENG 368 Cultural Studies: Race and Gender in Contemporary Cinema
ENG 412 Topics in Film and Drama: French New Wave Cinema
FRE 201 Perspectives: Arab Women Filmmakers of the Francophone World
FRE 201 Perspectives on the French-Speaking World: The Novel into Film
FRE 238 Great Classics of French Cinema
FRE 315 Introduction to French Cinema (may be taught in French)
HIS/JST 225 American Cinema and the Jews (online)
ITA 318 Italian Cinema and Literature
JRL 410 Images of Journalism in Film
LCS 315 Film in Contemporary Latin America
MUS 340 Film Sound, Music, and Musicals
MUS 398 Film Sound and Music
MUS/ART/THR 428 Sound Design for Film, Theatre, and Media
MUS 460 Film Sound, Music, and Musicals
THR 230 Great Drama on Film and Video
THR/PHY 370 Lighting Technology
WSS 280 Gender, Race, and Class in Horror Fiction and Film
WSS 361 Gender and Nation in World Cinema
WSS 498/599 Topics in WSS: Queer Cinema

Previously offered film studies courses

ARH 260 Introduction to Cinema (previous title)
ARH 267 European Film Movements (previous title)
ARH 361 European Screen Artists (previous title)
ARH 363 Art of American Silent Films (previous title)
ARH 368 The Documentary Film (previous title)
ARH 238/FRE 238 Great Classics of French Cinema
ARH 367 The Hollywood Combat Film
ARH 462 Research Seminar in Film Studies (topics added)
FRE 208 Haiti through Film and Literature
FRE 281 French Canada through Film and Literature
FRE 415 French Cinema and Society
POR / LCS 318 Introduction to Brazilian Cinema
RUS 280 Soviet and Russian Cinema
SPE/LCS 318/314 Topics in Hispanic Film
SPN 418 Hispanic Cinema and Literature


For more information, contact:
Dr. Shira Segal
Director of Film Studies
ssegal@albany.edu
Fine Arts 323