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Cinema and Comparative Literature

Interim chair

  • Marc Armstrong

Professors

  • Lauren Rabinovitz (American Studies/Cinema and Comparative Literature), Steven Ungar

Associate professors

  • Paula Amad, Corey Creekmur (English/Cinema and Comparative Literature), Kathleen Newman (Spanish and Portuguese/Cinema and Comparative Literature)

Assistant professors

  • Jesse McLean, Steve Choe

Lecturer

  • Jason Livingston

Adjunct assistant professor

  • Matthew Cohen

Professors emeriti

  • Rick Altman, Franklin Miller, Leighton Pierce

Assistant professor emeritus

  • Sandra Barkan
Undergraduate major: cinema (B.A.)
Undergraduate minor: cinema
Graduate degrees: M.F.A. in film and video production; M.A. in film studies; Ph.D. in film studies
Web site: http://clas.uiowa.edu/ccl/

The Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature provides students with opportunities to explore and gain insight into cinema as a subject of international and interdisciplinary study as well as creative practice. The curriculum emphasizes both the study of film and related media in their historical and cultural contexts as well as film and video production in a variety of modes. The department and its affiliated faculty offer expertise in film and video production, and in film history and theory with special emphasis on the study of international film cultures. The department also has considerable expertise in the history, theory, and production of documentary media. Student projects are completed using state-of-the-art equipment and software that is regularly updated. Students and faculty members also have ready access to the extensive media holdings of the UI Libraries as well as the Institute for Cinema and Culture.

Undergraduate Programs of Study

  • Major in cinema (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Minor in cinema

The major in cinema provides an individualized program in the interdisciplinary study and production of film and audiovisual arts. The program is designed to promote cultural awareness, to increase speaking and writing skills, and to develop capacities for systematic reasoning about films.

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in cinema requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including 33 s.h. of work for the major. Students must complete 21 s.h. in University of Iowa course work and may count a maximum of 6 s.h. of course work from another major, minor, or certificate toward the major in cinema. Students with a double major in cinema and in comparative literature may count a maximum of 12 s.h. toward both majors. All students must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program.

The major in cinema is an individualized, interdisciplinary study of film and the production of creative work in film, video, and interactive multimedia. It is designed to promote cultural and artistic awareness, to increase speaking and writing skills, and to develop capacities for systematic reasoning and effective production in cinema arts.

All students are expected to gain a perspective on both the study and the production of film, video, or digital media while becoming acquainted with the historical, critical, and theoretical issues of the area. In conjunction with an appropriate overall curriculum, the major in cinema can offer effective preparation for continuing study or creative work in the humanities, arts, and cinema; provide a solid foundation for careers in film, video, television, and digital production; and lead to careers in arts administration, advertising, and business.

The major in cinema requires the following course work.

All of these:

048:001 (CCL:1601) Introduction to Film Analysis3 s.h.
048:025 (CCL:1025) Introduction to Critical Reading and Viewing3 s.h.
048:034 (CCL:1834) Modes of Film and Video Production4 s.h.
048:095 (CCL:2199) Undergraduate Seminar3 s.h.
Additional cinema and comparative literature course work, including at least 6 s.h. of film studies courses numbered 048:100 (CCL:2100) and above16 s.h.

One of these:

048:030 (CCL:1615) Introduction to Film Theory3 s.h.
048:100 (CCL:2100) Introduction to Criticism and Theory (if not included in the additional cinema and comparative literature course work above)3 s.h.
048:120 (CCL:4620) Issues in Film Theory3 s.h.

Four-Year Graduation Plan

The following checkpoints list the minimum requirements students must complete by certain semesters in order to stay on the University's Four-Year Graduation Plan. (Courses in the major are those required to complete the major; they may be offered by departments other than the major department.)

Note: The major in cinema requires only one course in film, video, and digital production: 048:034 (CCL:1834) Modes of Film and Video Production. This is the only production course included in the assurances of the Four-Year Graduation Plan. More advanced courses in production may be used to complete the major, but admission to these courses is limited and depends on student achievement in prerequisite production courses.

Before the fifth semester begins: at least two courses in the major, including 048:001 (CCL:1601) Introduction to Film Analysis, and 048:025 (CCL:1025) Introduction to Critical Reading and Viewing or 048:034 (CCL:1834) Modes of Film and Video Production 

Before the seventh semester begins: at least six courses in the major, including 048:001 (CCL:1601) Introduction to Film Analysis, 048:025 (CCL:1025) Introduction to Critical Reading and Viewing, and 048:034 (CCL:1834) Modes of Film and Video Production; and at least 90 s.h. earned toward the degree

Before the eighth semester begins: at least nine courses in the major

During the eighth semester: enrollment in all remaining course work in the major, all remaining General Education courses, and a sufficient number of semester hours to graduate

Honors in the Major

The department offers undergraduate students the opportunity to graduate with honors in the cinema major. Departmental honors students must be members of the University's honors program, which requires students to maintain a cumulative University of Iowa g.p.a. of at least 3.33 and to fulfill other requirements; visit Honors at Iowa to learn about the University of Iowa Honors Program.

To graduate with honors in the cinema major, students must complete an honors thesis. Once they have earned 75 s.h., they submit a written proposal for the thesis. The proposal must be approved by the faculty member who heads the student's honors thesis committee; the committee must be composed of at least two faculty members from the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature. The student must complete the honors thesis over the next two consecutive semesters. For specific honors thesis requirements in the cinema major, contact the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature.

Minor

The minor in cinema requires 15 s.h. of University of Iowa cinema courses, including at least 12 s.h. in courses numbered 048:051 (CCL:1620) and above. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. Students must choose courses with a primary emphasis in cinema. Contact the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature for a list of approved courses.

Graduate Programs of Study

  • Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in film studies
  • Master of Fine Arts in film and video production 

Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy program in comparative literature is suspended; for degree requirements, see the 2010-11 General Catalog. For information about the Master of Fine Arts in comparative literature, translation subtrack, see Translation in the Catalog.

Master of Arts: Film Studies

The Master of Arts degree in film studies requires 36 s.h. of graduate credit. The focus is on film in an international context, with required distributions of course work in U.S. cinema, European cinema, world cinemas, and film production, documentary film, animation, or experimental film.

Students meet formal degree requirements with course work and a written examination on two areas, which the student selects from one list focusing on film theory and another list focusing on film history. Exams are offered annually in January.

Master of Fine Arts: Film and Video Production

The Master of Fine Arts degree in film and video production requires 54 s.h. of graduate credit earned in creative and scholarly course work aimed at producing a body of artistic work in film, digital media, multimedia installation, and/or animation. Degree requirements include advanced course work in film/media theory or history, annual public presentations and critiques, the development of an artist statement, a thesis paper, and a creative thesis project.

Doctor of Philosophy: Film Studies

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in film studies requires a minimum of 72 s.h. of graduate credit earned in course work concentrated in film history and film theory. With the consultation and guidance of a faculty committee, students prepare for a qualifying examination in the first or second year, formulate and pursue a plan of study proposing areas to be mastered before the dissertation, present a predissertation exam on these areas, and write a dissertation in the area of advanced research.

Admission

Applications to graduate programs in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature are evaluated by faculty members. Application materials may include undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts, personal statements, writing samples, letters of recommendation, samples of creative work, and test scores. Admission decisions are based on the full range of an applicant's accomplishments and evidence that he or she will thrive in the department's programs. The department welcomes applicants with diverse academic backgrounds; previous experience in the area of planned graduate study is desirable but not required. Contact the department or its director of graduate study for information about how to apply.

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College or the Graduate College section of the Catalog.

Resources

The Institute for Cinema and Culture promotes international film culture on the University of Iowa campus by supplementing the curriculum of the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature with regular film screenings and public events, often in collaboration with other departments and programs. The institute helps departments, faculty members, and student groups present films and relevant speakers to an interdisciplinary audience. It is especially dedicated to providing Iowa students and faculty members the opportunity to view and study important films from nations and cultures otherwise underrepresented in course offerings and at local theaters.

Each semester the institute offers 048:112 (CCL:3627) Proseminar in Cinema and Culture, a course with public screenings devoted to a single national cinema or a focused topic in world film. It also regularly sponsors a range of campus film festivals and hosts the Cinematheque series, which showcases rare and unusual films each semester.

Courses

048:001 (CCL:1601) Introduction to Film Analysis3 s.h.
Formal analysis of film; narrative cinema and approaches to narrative structure; authorship and genre issues, other major topics.
 
048:002 (CCL:1602) Survey of Film3 s.h.
Film history, theory, criticism; issues of form, technologies, and cultural functions of cinema; screenings of narrative, documentary, experimental films from varied periods and nations. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
 
048:005 (CCL:1205) Introduction to World Literature3 s.h.
Ways of reading world literature; varied emphases (i.e., thematic, geographical; may include poetry, short fiction, drama, novels, and critical works on importance of translation. Requirements: completion of rhetoric General Education requirement.
 
048:010 (CCL:1610) Contemporary Cinema3 s.h.
Current cinema; key genres, movements, filmmakers, technological changes; recent cultural contexts, industrial and economic factors, changes in the film viewing experience. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
 
048:019 (CCL:1019) Media Matters3 s.h.
Development of basic creative and critical skills in the arts and humanities by examining transformations across literature, poetry, photography, and video; media of expression; telling a story in words or images; the difference between looking at a painting, watching a movie, or reading a book; how the soundtrack of a film affects the story; how looking at a musical score differs from performing it; key to producing exciting creative work; full engagement with any given medium.
 
048:020 (CCL:2620) U.S. Film3 s.h.
American film industry; social and artistic perspectives.
 
048:021 (CCL:2621) Introduction to European Film3 s.h.
Major works, movements, and recent developments in European cinema; German Expressionism, Soviet montage, Italian Neorealism, French New Wave; social, cultural, political contexts. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
 
048:022 (CCL:2622) World Film3 s.h.
Filmmaking and film culture outside the United States; key works from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America; social, cultural, political contexts.
 
048:023 (CCL:2623) Documentary Film3 s.h.
Key works and movements in international nonfiction film, from early cinema to present; formal, historical, philosophical issues in documentary practices.
 
048:024 (CCL:2624) Introduction to Latin American Film3 s.h.
Introduction to filmmaking and films in Latin America through an overview, emphasis on one or more Latin American countries, or a specific theme in Latin American cinema.
 
048:025 (CCL:1025) Introduction to Critical Reading and Viewing3 s.h.
Critical approaches to literature and audiovisual media (film, video, interactive multimedia); selected texts, scholarly and critical responses to them. Requirements: completion of rhetoric requirement.
 
048:026 (CCL:2625) Introduction to Asian Film3 s.h.
Introduction to filmmaking and films in Asia through an overview, emphasis on one or more Asian countries, or a specific theme in Asian cinema.
 
048:029 (CCL:1000) First-Year Seminar1 s.h.
Small discussion class taught by a faculty member; topics chosen by instructor; may include outside activities (e.g., films, lectures, performances, readings, visits to research facilities, field trips). Requirements: first‑ or second‑semester standing.
 
048:030 (CCL:1615) Introduction to Film Theory3 s.h.
Classical film theory—formalist and realist theories, authorship, genre; contemporary film theory—semiotics, feminism, psychoanalysis, ideological criticism, postmodernism, queer theory.
 
048:034 (CCL:1834) Modes of Film and Video Production4 s.h.
Introduction to nonfiction, fiction, and experimental modes of film and video production; video exercises and nonlinear editing. Corequisites: 048:001 (CCL:1601), if not taken as a prerequisite.
 
048:040 (CCL:1240) Major Texts of World Literature, Antiquity to 17003 s.h.
Reading, analysis of major literary texts from writing's origins to 1700 in the Mediterranean, Asia, Africa; interrelationship of literature and history. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
 
048:041 (CCL:1241) World Literature and World Film3 s.h.
Reading and analysis of major literary texts from the 17th century to the present, in chronological sequence; emphasis on interrelationship of literature and history. Requirements: completion of rhetoric requirement. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
 
048:051 (CCL:1620) Film Criticism3 s.h.
Evaluation and analysis of film, from journalistic reviews to academic scholarship; principles and theoretical positions.
 
048:052 (CCL:1625) Gender and Film3 s.h.
Representations of femininity, masculinity, sexual identity, how they relate to society, culture; examples from feminist, psychoanalytic, queer theory.
 
048:053 (CCL:1630) Introduction to Film Sound3 s.h.
Sound as an acoustic, technological, aesthetic, and historical issue; functions of voice, music, sound effects.
 
048:061 (CINE:2861) Introduction to Screenwriting: Short Form3 s.h.
Principles of writing with an eye to the screen; develop, write, and workshop screenplays for short film/video projects including fiction, nonfiction, and experimental work; introduction to preproduction activities; exercises and journal assignments with diaries, dreams, and conceptual writing practice. Prerequisites: 048:034 (CCL:1834). Requirements: grade of C or higher in 048:034 (CCL:1834).
 
048:062 (CCL:1632) Disney in America3 s.h.
How Walt Disney Corporation has influenced American cultural values, ideals, and experiences through its evolution from an animation company in the 1920s, to a theme park company and television producer in the 1950s, to a media conglomerate today; the corporation's national importance, Hollywood's contributions to the Depression and World War II, postwar urban and community planning, America's changing leisure behavior, advertising and childhood, modern business history, and exportation of American culture. Same as 045:065 (AMST:1065).
 
048:063 (CCL:2863) Film/Video Production: Microcinemas and DIY Distribution3 s.h.
Nature and practice of film festivals; microcinemas and small‑scale distribution in historical context of cinema culture and as audience‑building and outreach for independently produced films, video, and new media; management and orchestration of the annual Iowa City International Documentary Festival. Prerequisites: 048:034 (CCL:1834). Requirements: grade of C or higher in 048:034 (CCL:1834).
 
048:064 (CCL:2864) Film/Video Production: Alternative Forms3 s.h.
Hands‑on workshops in alternative or innovative video/film practices and technologies; varied topics. Prerequisites: 048:034 (CCL:1834). Requirements: grade of C or higher in 048:034 (CCL:1834).
 
048:065 (CCL:2865) Film Production: Material of 16mm Film3 s.h.
Basic 16mm motion picture camera, editing, and sound techniques; individual and group exercises. Prerequisites: 048:034 (CCL:1834). Requirements: grade of C or higher in 048:034 (CCL:1834).
 
048:066 (CCL:2866) Video Production: Nonfiction3 s.h.
Single‑camera shooting on location, with emphasis on editing; group exercises oriented to nonfiction forms. Prerequisites: 048:034 (CCL:1834). Requirements: grade of C or higher in 048:034 (CCL:1834).
 
048:067 (CCL:2867) Screenwriting: Long Form3 s.h.
Visualization, sequencing, dialog; preparation of treatment, screenplay for fiction film; script problems. Prerequisites: 048:034 (CCL:1834). Requirements: grade of C or higher in 048:034 (CCL:1834).
 
048:068 (CCL:2868) Video Production: Fiction3 s.h.
Development of fiction video making technique through group projects in the studio and on location, and nonlinear editing. Prerequisites: 048:034 (CCL:1834). Requirements: grade of C or higher in 048:034 (CCL:1834).
 
048:070 (CCL:1635) Styles and Genres3 s.h.
Major film types (musicals, science fiction, westerns, film noir) and their cultural significance.
 
048:071 (CCL:1640) Film Authors3 s.h.
A major director or comparison of directors; director's role in industrial and collaborative contexts, relations between biography and criticism, function of individual styles.
 
048:081 (CCL:1645) Film and Literature3 s.h.
Relationships among films, novels, plays, adaptations; shared and distinct formal elements of cinematic and literary texts, their cultural functions.
 
048:091 (CCL:1185) Internshiparr.
Opportunity to apply skills; faculty supervision, on or off campus. Requirements: cinema and comparative literature major.
 
048:095 (CCL:2199) Undergraduate Seminar3 s.h.
Focus on a significant text or critical problem. Requirements: junior or senior standing, and cinema and comparative literature major.
 
048:098 (CCL:2198) Honors Tutorialarr.
 
048:099 (CCL:2195) Individual Studyarr.
 
048:100 (CCL:2100) Introduction to Criticism and Theory3 s.h.
Critical approaches to the phenomenon of literature. Requirements: junior standing.
 
048:103 (CCL:4603) Topics in Contemporary Film3 s.h.
Specific issues or periods in contemporary film.
 
048:104 (CCL:4604) Topics in European Film3 s.h.
Specific issues or periods in European film.
 
048:105 (CCL:3605) French Cinema3-4 s.h.
Taught in English. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts. Same as 009:147 (FREN:3510).
 
048:106 (CCL:4606) Topics in Asian Cinema3 s.h.
Issues or topics in East or South Asian cinemas. Same as 039:145 (ASIA:4606).
 
048:107 (CCL:3302) Russian Literature in Translation 1860-19173 s.h.
Survey of major works, figures, and trends of 19th‑ and 20th‑century Russian literature; age of the Russian novel; development of short fiction, drama, poetry of the Silver Age. Same as 041:102 (SLAV:3202).
 
048:108 (CCL:4608) History of Documentary Film3 s.h.
A period, type, or concern of nonfiction filmmaking. Prerequisites: 048:001 (CCL:1601).
 
048:109 (CCL:3309) European Literature of the Nineteenth Century3 s.h.
English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Modern British Literature and Culture. PERIOD: 18th/19th‑Century Literature. Same as 008:131 (ENGL:3349).
 
048:110 (CCL:3210) Comparative Arts3 s.h.
Cultural and aesthetic issues arising from side‑by‑side investigation of several art forms, including literature, cinema, painting, music, opera, architecture; periods, schools, styles, and their theories. Same as 181:110 (IWP:3210).
 
048:112 (CCL:3627) Proseminar in Cinema and Culture1-2 s.h.
A national cinema or topic in international film.
 
048:116 (CCL:3223) Reading European Poetry3 s.h.
Development of literary reading skills and critical imagination; increase awareness of the complexity of poetry translation, introduction to works of major canonical poets from several European traditions and languages.
 
048:117 (CCL:4616) Topics in National Cinema3 s.h.
Cinema's intersection with the nation; questions of representation, culture, and identity in the national, subnational, and/or transnational context. Prerequisites: 048:001 (CCL:1601) or 048:002 (CCL:1602).
 
048:118 (CCL:4618) Topics in World Cinemas3 s.h.
Issues in international film history and film theory.
 
048:120 (CCL:4620) Issues in Film Theory3 s.h.
Key theorists, approaches, topics in film theory.
 
048:121 (CCL:4821) Film and Video Production: Selected Topics4 s.h.
Student productions focusing on a particular genre, issue, or process; 16mm, video, or audio, such as experimental film or video, collaborative projects, nonfiction, narrative, and so forth. Prerequisites: 048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:068 (CCL:2868) or 048:121 (CCL:4821) or 048:123 (CCL:4843) or 048:131 (CCL:4841) or 048:132 (CCL:4862) or 048:133 (CCL:4845) or 048:136 (CCL:3876). Requirements: grade of C or higher in 048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:068 (CCL:2868) or 048:121 (CCL:4821) or 048:123 (CCL:4843) or 048:131 (CCL:4841) or 048:132 (CCL:4862) or 048:133 (CCL:4845) or 048:136 (CCL:3876).
 
048:123 (CCL:4843) Film and Video Production: Image Design4 s.h.
Strategies, techniques, and technologies used in moving image production; emphasis on generic lighting practices, composition; short projects using film, videotape. Prerequisites: 048:063 (CCL:2863) or 048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:068 (CCL:2868) or 048:136 (CCL:3876). Requirements: grade of C or higher in 048:063 (CCL:2863) or 048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:068 (CCL:2868) or 048:136 (CCL:3876).
 
048:124 (CCL:4864) Film Production: Advanced 16mm Film4 s.h.
Processes and approaches to the short film; students produce a seven‑minute, sync‑sound project, including film shooting and digital editing. Prerequisites: 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:121 (CCL:4821) or 048:123 (CCL:4843).
 
048:125 (CCL:3877) Screenwriting: Short Form4 s.h.
Exercises and projects in writing, developing, and workshopping screenplays for short film or video; budgeting, location scouting, other preproduction activities. Prerequisites: 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:067 (CCL:2867) or 048:068 (CCL:2868). Requirements: grade of C or higher in 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:067 (CCL:2867) or 048:068 (CCL:2868).
 
048:127 (CCL:4836) Advanced Screenwriting4 s.h.
Write a feature screenplay (105‑115 pages) within the industry standard contract guidelines for independent and studio projects; completion of outline, beat sheet, treatment, first draft; one rewrite. Prerequisites: 048:067 (CCL:2867).
 
048:130 (CCL:4825) Digital Production: Animation4 s.h.
Intermediate 3‑D modeling, motion graphics; student projects culminating in CDR or video presentation. Prerequisites: 048:034 (CCL:1834).
 
048:131 (CCL:4841) Film/Video/Audio Production: Sound Design4 s.h.
Concepts and techniques in sound design for film and video; exercises, projects in sound/image relationships using location recording equipment and digital audio workstation for editing, mixing. Prerequisites: 048:063 (CCL:2863) or 048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:068 (CCL:2868) or 048:121 (CCL:4821) or 048:123 (CCL:4843) or 048:124 (CCL:4864) or 048:131 (CCL:4841) or 048:132 (CCL:4862) or 048:133 (CCL:4845) or 048:136 (CCL:3876). Requirements: grade of C or higher in 048:063 (CCL:2863) or 048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:068 (CCL:2868) or 048:121 (CCL:4821) or 048:123 (CCL:4843) or 048:124 (CCL:4864) or 048:131 (CCL:4841) or 048:132 (CCL:4862) or 048:133 (CCL:4845) or 048:136 (CCL:3876).
 
048:132 (CCL:4862) Video Production: Advanced Video4 s.h.
Exploration of personal filmmaking including diary, essay, and fiction forms; emphasis on hybrid approaches to documentary and fiction; independent video projects. Prerequisites: 048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:068 (CCL:2868) or 048:121 (CCL:4821) or 048:123 (CCL:4843) or 048:131 (CCL:4841) or 048:133 (CCL:4845) or 048:136 (CCL:3876). Requirements: grade of C or higher in 048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:068 (CCL:2868) or 048:121 (CCL:4821) or 048:123 (CCL:4843) or 048:131 (CCL:4841) or 048:133 (CCL:4845).
 
048:133 (CCL:4845) Film and Video Production: Editing4 s.h.
Editing digital video for impact, mood, and story; hands‑on exercises, screenings, readings, and workshops using Avid editing software. Prerequisites: 048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:068 (CCL:2868) or 048:123 (CCL:4843) or 048:131 (CCL:4841) or 048:132 (CCL:4862) or 048:136 (CCL:3876).
 
048:135 (CCL:4835) Issues in Film and Video Production4 s.h.
Proposal and grant writing, conceptualization, budgeting, and research on varied distribution models for independent films. Prerequisites: 048:063 (CCL:2863) or 048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:067 (CCL:2867) or 048:068 (CCL:2868). Requirements: grade of C or higher in 048:063 (CCL:2863) or 048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:067 (CCL:2867) or 048:068 (CCL:2868).
 
048:136 (CCL:3876) Video for Performance4 s.h.
Introduction to making video for use in a performance; how video can unlock new artistic possibilities for performance in theater, dance, and performing arts in general; focus on acquiring basic skills necessary to shoot and edit video, and project it during a performance; practices of animation, found or archival footage work, and live performance. No previous knowledge of cameras or editing equipment required. Same as 049:104 (THTR:3876).
 
048:138 (CCL:3878) Film and Media Practicum1 s.h.
Research and production‑oriented film and media practicum; individual and small‑group work on a single film, video, or media production as determined by instructor; independent library and web‑based research, group presentations, readings. Requirements: junior or senior standing.
 
048:141 (CCL:3341) Chinese Literature: Poetry3 s.h.
Readings in classical and modern Chinese poetry in English translation. Same as 039:141 (CHIN:3341).
 
048:142 (CCL:3203) Modern Japanese Fiction in Translation3 s.h.
Nineteenth century to present. Same as 39J:142 (JPNS:3203).
 
048:143 (CCL:3204) Traditional Japanese Literature in Translation3 s.h.
From seventh century to early modern times. Same as 39J:141 (JPNS:3202).
 
048:144 (CCL:4201) The Tale of Genji3 s.h.
Close reading in English of Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji; tale's literary and social contexts, and later reception. Same as 39J:145 (JPNS:4201).
 
048:147 (CCL:3206) Warriors Dreams3 s.h.
Images of the warrior in traditional Japanese literature, from poetry of the eighth century to romances of the 19th century; readings in English. Same as 39J:146 (JPNS:3206).
 
048:148 (CCL:4348) The Third Reich and Literature3-4 s.h.
Nazi literature, literature of the Holocaust and the Opposition, exile literature, in English translation. Taught in English. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity. Same as 13E:118 (GRMN:2618).
 
048:149 (CCL:3122) Tolstoy and Dostoevsky3-4 s.h.
Tolstoy's War and Peace, Anna Karenina; Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and short stories. Taught in English. Same as 041:155 (SLAV:3122).
 
048:150 (CCL:4890) Media Production Workshop4 s.h.
Individual film, video, interactive, or screenwriting project; common problems, screenings of work in progress, criticism. Requirements: grade of B‑ or higher in one advanced production course (100 level and above); and submission and acceptance of written proposal by deadline.
 
048:151 (CCL:3107) Literature and Anthropology3 s.h.
Topics vary. Same as 008:151 (ENGL:3107), 113:109 (ANTH:3107).
 
048:152 (CCL:3152) America in Other Words1-3 s.h.
Current idea of America in its imaginary form: post‑1989 world fiction, poetry, and film in original language, in translation, and via online translation resources. Same as 181:152 (IWP:3152).
 
048:153 (CCL:4700) Latin American Studies Seminar3 s.h.
Interdisciplinary approach. Taught in English. Recommendations: Spanish or Portuguese sufficient for background readings. Same as 113:132 (ANTH:4700), 035:176 (SPAN:4900), 038:176 (PORT:4700), 130:176 (LAS:4700), 16W:109 (HIST:4504).
 
048:154 (CCL:3221) Twentieth-Century Czech Authors3 s.h.
Twentieth‑century prose literature of Czechoslovakia; philosophical works of Capek, Hrabal, Kundera, Klima, Havel. Taught in English. Same as 041:168 (SLAV:3221).
 
048:161 (CCL:3570) Transnational and Postcolonial Writing by Women3 s.h.
English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Transnational Literature and Postcolonial Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st‑Century Literature. Same as 008:161 (ENGL:3570).
 
048:162 (CCL:3262) Pan-Caribbean Literary Currents3 s.h.
Twentieth‑century fiction, film, and cultural practices in the Hispanic, Francophone, and Anglophone Caribbean; cultural essays to complement literary readings; pan‑Caribbean cultural practices—music and carnival celebrations. Taught in English. Requirements: for 048:162 (CCL:3262) — junior or senior standing; for 035:146 (SPAN:3270) — two literature courses. Same as 035:146 (SPAN:3270).
 
048:163 (CCL:3263) Studies in 20th Century European Literaturearr.
Evolving practices explored through genre, period, movement, or topic, in conjunction with relevant models of analysis; readings in English. Requirements: rhetoric.
 
048:164 (CCL:2531) Topics in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studiesarr.
Same as 041:164 (SLAV:2531).
 
048:166 (CCL:4266) Topics in Literature and Theory3 s.h.
 
048:167 (CCL:3647) Gender and Sexuality in French Cinema3 s.h.
Cultural, historical, semiotic approach to studying construction of gender identity and sexual codes in French cinema from 1920s to present. Taught in English. Prerequisites: 009:111 (FREN:3060) or 048:001 (CCL:1601) or 048:002 (CCL:1602) or 131:010 (GWSS:1001). Same as 009:148 (FREN:3540), 131:167 (GWSS:3540).
 
048:168 (CCL:4368) Post-Colonial Literature in France3 s.h.
Literatures and cultures of Arabo‑French (Beur) and Afro‑French immigrations. Prerequisites: 009:111 (FREN:3060) and 009:112 (FREN:3300). Same as 009:168 (FREN:4080).
 
048:169 (CCL:4648) Issues in Gender and Sexuality3 s.h.
Significance of gender and/or sexuality to cinema, in general or in a period, genre, film type, or national cinema; theoretical approaches, including feminist and queer theory.
 
048:170 (CCL:3750) Topics in Cinema and Culture3 s.h.
One or more national cinemas in relation to social, historical, and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: 048:001 (CCL:1601).
 
048:172 (CCL:3135) Narrative and the Cinema3 s.h.
English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st‑Century Literature. Same as 008:172 (ENGL:3135).
 
048:174 (CCL:4674) Transnational Chinese Cinemas3 s.h.
Films from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Chinese diasporic communities, silent era to present; relationship of film to nation‑state, cultural interflows, media technologies, ideologies. English subtitles. Same as 039:173 (CHIN:4206).
 
048:177 (CCL:3277) Literature and Art3 s.h.
English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 18th/19th‑Century Literature, or 20th/21st‑Century Literature. Same as 008:177 (ENGL:3155).
 
048:178 (CCL:4678) Topics in Latin American Cinema3 s.h.
Taught in English. Requirements: one Spanish literature or culture course numbered above 035:130 (SPAN:3200) or one film studies course. Same as 035:191 (SPAN:4810).
 
048:179 (CCL:3379) Literature and Society3 s.h.
English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st‑Century Literature. Same as 008:179 (ENGL:3152).
 
048:183 (CCL:4203) Modern Chinese Writers3 s.h.
Readings in modern and contemporary Chinese fiction; in English translation. Same as 039:180 (CHIN:4203).
 
048:185 (CCL:3185) Global Women's Cinema3 s.h.
Introduction to contemporary women's cinema and feminist filmmaking from around the world; emphasis on post‑1968 period and cinema produced outside the United States. Same as 131:185 (GWSS:3185), 218:185 (WLLC:3185).
 
048:187 (CCL:3266) Women and Nonfiction3 s.h.
Issues of representation and self‑representation by and about women through the study of documentary film and personal essay; focus on paired texts in literature and cinema for analysis and critical reflection; development along historical and transnational lines of inquiry to explore literary and cinematic depictions of racial and cultural identity; motherhood, friendship, and the family; women during wartime, violence against women, domestic and industrial women's work. Requirements: junior or senior standing. Same as 131:186 (GWSS:3266).
 
048:190 (CCL:4690) Chicano Cinema3 s.h.
History of Chicano independent and industry film and television production since the Chicano political and cultural movement began in the 1960s. Taught in English. Requirements: one Spanish literature or culture course numbered 035:130 (SPAN:3200) or above, or one film studies course numbered above 048:050. Same as 035:190 (SPAN:4800).
 
048:193 (CCL:3101) The Iowa Review Reading Group in Contemporary Fiction0-3 s.h.
Reading and discussion of unsolicited submissions to The Iowa Review of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction; reading groups formed under supervision of editors; preparation of a portfolio that documents student's work, with a short commentary reflecting on the process and their role in it.
 
048:194 (CCL:3102) The Iowa Review Reading Group in Contemporary Poetry0-3 s.h.
Reading and discussion of unsolicited submissions to The Iowa Review of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction; reading groups formed under supervision of editors; preparation of a portfolio that documents student's work, with a short commentary reflecting on the process and their role in it.
 
048:196 (CCL:3396) Cuban American Literature and Culture3 s.h.
Experiences of Cuban exiles in the United States; emergence of a literature and culture based on sense of dispossession, marginality, and memory of island past. Taught in English. Prerequisites: 08G:001 (ENGL:1200). GE: Values, Society, and Diversity. Same as 035:143 (SPAN:3420).
 
048:198 (CCL:3103) The Iowa Review Reading Group in Contemporary Nonfiction0-3 s.h.
Reading and discussion of unsolicited submissions to The Iowa Review of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction; reading groups formed under supervision of editors; preparation of a portfolio that documents student's work, with a short commentary reflecting on the process and their role in it.
 
048:199 (CCL:6992) Individual Studyarr.
Requirements: advanced B.A. enrollment with international and comparative literary projects, or M.A. enrollment in comparative literature.
 
048:211 (CCL:5510) Comparative Stylistics3 s.h.
Translation from English to French, including literary texts. Same as 009:210 (FREN:5020).
 
048:217 (CCL:6105) Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory3 s.h.
How major theories construct literary text; structuralist, semiotic, psychoanalytic, Marxist, reader response, Derridian criticism. Taught in English. Same as 035:281 (SPAN:6905).
 
048:219 (CCL:5219) The Iowa Review Teacher's Workshop: Contemporary Literature1 s.h.
Collaboration with The Iowa Review on adapting materials for classroom use; participants help select poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction from pages of recent issues and develop curricular materials for use in 9th‑12th grade language arts courses on the basis of selected materials; teaching portfolio of selected curricular materials; intended for working teachers in secondary school language arts courses.
 
048:223 (CCL:6323) Romantic Literature3 s.h.
Same as 008:223 (ENGL:6400).
 
048:233 (CCL:5201) Seminar in Chinese Fiction3 s.h.
Novels, novelettes; 16th to 18th centuries (Ming and Qing periods). Requirements: ability to read original texts. Same as 039:240 (CHIN:5201).
 
048:244 (CCL:6632) Crossing Borders Proseminararr.
Same as 016:244 (HIST:6632), 030:243 (POLI:6632), 044:287 (GEOG:6632), 113:248 (ANTH:6632), 013:260 (GRMN:6632), 035:271 (SPAN:6903).
 
048:247 (CCL:6635) Crossing Borders Seminar2-3 s.h.
Same as 016:247 (HIST:6635), 008:231 (ENGL:6635), 030:242 (POLI:6635), 044:286 (GEOG:6635), 113:247 (ANTH:6635), 129:231 (AFAM:6635), 013:262 (GRMN:6635), 035:273 (SPAN:6904), 160:247 (PORO:6635), 181:247 (IWP:6635), 009:262 (FREN:6142), 036:247 (COMM:6635).
 
048:273 (CCL:5673) Advanced Film Theory3 s.h.
A major figure, issue, or approach in film theory.
 
048:275 (CCL:5675) Advanced Film History3 s.h.
A major period or topic in film history; issues in film historiography, research.
 
048:277 (CCL:5677) Studies in Sound and Image3 s.h.
Theoretical and historical approaches to film sound, technology, style.
 
048:300 (CCL:6080) American Film and American Culture3 s.h.
Relationships between film and culture as developed in a particular approach, period, subject. Same as 045:300 (AMST:6080).
 
048:305 (CCL:6605) Special Topics in European Film3 s.h.
Key issues, movements, periods, or figures in European film.
 
048:355 (CCL:7105) Seminar: Comparative Topicsarr.
Comparative topics in literature, theory, media, cultural studies Same as 009:350 (FREN:7105).
 
048:402 (CCL:7302) Seminar: Medieval Literature and Culturearr.
Same as 008:402 (ENGL:7100).
 
048:407 (CCL:7307) Seminar: Early Modern Literature and Culturearr.
Same as 008:407 (ENGL:7200).
 
048:409 (CCL:6009) Special Projectsarr.
Requirements: doctoral candidate.
 
048:410 (CCL:7992) Thesisarr.
 
048:441 (CCL:5202) Seminar in Chinese Literaturearr.
Requirements: two years of modern Chinese and one year of classical Chinese. Same as 039:241 (CHIN:5202).
 
048:454 (CCL:7054) Seminar: Postcolonial Studies3 s.h.
Same as 008:450 (ENGL:7800).
 
048:460 (CCL:7260) Seminar: Problems in Aesthetics and Literary Theoryarr.
 
048:462 (CCL:7272) Seminar in Comparative Literature3 s.h.
In‑depth study of a comparative topic or a current theoretical debate in the discipline.
 
048:615 (CCL:7615) Seminar: Film Theory3 s.h.
A major figure, issue, or approach in film theory.
 
048:616 (CCL:7616) Seminar: Film History3 s.h.
A major period or topic in film history; issues in film historiography, research.
 
048:640 (CCL:5890) Colloquium in Film and Video Production4 s.h.
Production and theory, with focus on varied theoretical issues; readings, projects. Recommendations: previous experience with video production.