Thinking about taking a FAMS course this summer?
FAMS Professors Andy Smith & Nandini Sikand will be teaching remotely in summer session 1. Course descriptions are as follows:
FAMS 101: Introduction to Film & Media Studies
This is a foundational course that introduces students to the basic concepts, theories, and methods in film and media studies. We will study the histories and genres of cinema as well as formal techniques, including cinematography, editing, and sound, to develop a critical understanding of film as a mode of representation. We will also study other forms of contemporary moving-image media to gain a better understanding of the perspectives and practices of emerging technologies and forms of distribution. Through required screenings, readings, writing and regular discussion, we will analyze these various kinds of screen media as they influence our world. No prerequisites. FAMS F & CCS HUM. Prof. Andy Smith. Remotely TWR 1:00-3:30, May 23 – July 1
FAMS/WGS 255: Women Make Movies
This course examines the work of women and non-binary filmmakers and how their images have been historically constructed (and not constructed) in cinema in the US and beyond. We will examine the ways gender is inseparable from race, class, religion, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, age, religion, and nation. As a community of learners, we will combine close readings of films, advertising, print, social media, alongside vigorous discussion, and analytic writing. No prerequisite (for this summer only). Prof. Nandini Sikand. Remotely TR 1:00-3:30, W 1:00-3:00, May 23 – July 1