Moving Image Arts

Minor in Moving Image Arts

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts offer a minor in Moving Image Arts for undergraduate students. The minor is an academic option for students who wish to complement their major with focused knowledge in the studies and practices of film, video, and new media. Students receive instruction in media history, aesthetics, theory, and technique. They engage in inquiries into how film, television, video, and digital media develop and are received in varied cultural, historical, social, economic, and technological contexts.

MOVI 102. Introduction to Film. 3 hours.

Representative selections from a variety of periods and forms. Development of analytical skills in the reading of film. Course Information: Same as ENGL 102. Creative Arts course.

MOVI 105. African Americans in Film, 1900 - Present: Images, Individuals and Ideas on Screen. 3 hours.

Examination of the history of African Americans in film from the silent era to the present. The careers of African American filmmakers and actors and the evolution of images, themes, and ideas in films by and about African Americans. Course Information: Same as AAST 105 and COMM 105. Creative Arts course, and US Society course.

MOVI 121. Introduction to Moving Image Arts. 3 hours.

Examination and interpretation of moving image texts such as film, television, and new digital media. Course Information: Same as ENGL 121. Creative Arts course.

MOVI 130. Understanding Korean History, Culture and Society through Contemporary Korean Films. 3 hours.

Exploration of contemporary Korean history and culture through film. Course Information: Same as KOR 130. Taught in English. World Cultures course.

MOVI 200. Communication Technologies. 3 hours.

History, development, and social impact of communication technology: print, broadcast, cable, satellite, computer, internet. Issues related to infrastructure, regulation, access, globalization, conveyance, and change. Course Information: Same as COMM 200. Some sections may be offered fully online or in a blended-online and classroom course setting. Use of computer and internet access is required for all online and blended sections. A high speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. Prerequisite(s): Credit in 103. Credit in 101 or concurrent registration. Credit in 102 or concurrent registration. Moving Image Arts minors must obtain approval of the Department of Communication.

MOVI 225. Spanish and Latin American Culture through Literature and Film. 3 hours.

Introduces students to the Hispanic cultures, both Peninsular and Latin American, as represented in literature and film throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Course Information: Same as SPAN 225. Taught in English. Two hours per week to view films. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the university writing requirement. Class Schedule Information: To be properly enrolled, students must register for one Lecture/Discussion and one Lab.

MOVI 229. Introduction to Asian Film. 3 hours.

A theoretical analysis of films by recognized masters of Asian cinema. Course Information: Same as GLAS 229 and ENGL 229. Taught in English. Films contain English subtitles. One film per week will be screened outside of class. Students may choose to attend the official screenings or watch the films on their own. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161. World Cultures course.

MOVI 232. History of Film I: 1890 to World War II. 3 hours.

History of film from its beginnings in the 1890s up to World War II. Course Information: Same as AH 232 and ENGL 232. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture-Discussion. Recommended background: ENGL 102.

MOVI 233. History of Film II: World War II to the Present. 3 hours.

History of film from World War II to contemporary movements in world cinema. Course Information: Same as AH 233 and ENGL 233. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture-Discussion. Recommended backround: ENGL 102.

MOVI 234. History of Television. 3 hours.

A critical history of television. Course Information: Same as COMM 234 and ENGL 234. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 160 and ENGL 161.

MOVI 270. The Reel Arab. 3 hours.

Examination of how Arabs are portrayed in the cinema. Exploration of popular films (both Western and Arab) and their prominent conventions. Focus on gender issues, racial and ethnic representations, and analysis of patriarchal attitudes. Course Information: Same as ARAB 270. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL 160; or any 100- or 200-level film course. Creative Arts course.

MOVI 278. Latin American/Latino Film Studies. 4 hours.

Introduction to the history and major aesthetic movements of Latin American cinema. Course Information: Same as LALS 278 and SPAN 278. Taught in English. Includes a film screening component. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in LALS 101 or Grade of C or better in LALS 102 or Grade of C or better in LALS 109 or Grade of C or better in LALS 110; and sophomore standing or above; or consent of the instructor; or a grade of C or better in any film course. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Discussion. Creative Arts course, and World Cultures course.

MOVI 280. Italian and Italian American Cinema. 3 hours.

Italian and Italian American films and cinematic movements presented within the context of Italian culture and its diaspora. Course Information: Same as ITAL 280. Taught in English. Films screened with English subtitles. Recommended Background: Credit or concurrent registration in ENGL 102; or Credit or concurrent registration in ENGL 120; or Credit or concurrent registration in ENGL 121. Creative Arts course.

MOVI 302. Studies in the Moving Image. 3 hours.

Study of a topic or movement in film and/or other media forms. Course Information: Same as ENGL 302. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 102 or consent of instructor.