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Theatre and Film, Faculty of Arts

FIST: Film Studies

FIST 100 (3) Introduction to Film Studies
Basic aesthetic, economic, sociological, and technological aspects of film.
FIST 200 (3) Introduction to Canadian Cinema
History and aesthetics of Canadian cinema.
FIST 210 (3) Early Cinema
Aesthetics, economics, history, and technological characteristics of international early film.
FIST 220 (3) Hollywood Cinema 1930-1960
Analysis of the aesthetics, economics, history and technological characteristics of the Classical Hollywood period.
FIST 230 (3) Introduction to Asian Cinema
Overview of the cinemas of China, India, Japan, and Korea.
FIST 240 (3) Media Industries
Overview of today's film and media industries, and of the concepts governing their practices.
FIST 300 (3) Cult Cinema
Overview of world cult cinema.
FIST 331 (3) Studies in Film Theory
A seminar introducing the many theoretical approaches to film: formalist, historical, Marxist, psychoanalytic, semiotic, and structuralist.
FIST 332 (3) Studies in Genre or Period
A seminar examining one or more genres or periods, such as the Western, Film Noir, Science Fiction, Films of the 1980's. Also includes study of national cinemas.
FIST 334 (3) Seminar in Documentary
An analysis of the representational strategies and ethics of the form.
FIST 336 (3) Seminar in European Cinema
Topics may include a study of a European national cinema.
FIST 338 (3) Asian and Australasian Cinema
Topics may include an analysis of a national cinema, such as that of China, India, or Australia.
FIST 340 (3) Media Audiences
Overview of approaches for studying audiences and receptions of film and contemporary media.
FIST 430 (3) Studies in Auteurism
A seminar examining the work of one or more directors, such as John Ford, Francois Truffaut, Denys Arcand, Margarethe Von Trotta, or of a screenwriter over many films.
FIST 432 (3) Seminar in Motion Picture Forms
Animation, experimental, and/or multimedia.
FIST 434 (3/6) d Studies in Film
A seminar devoted to a topic of current interest in film. Topic will change from year to year. May be repeated for credit when topics differ.
FIST 436 (3) Seminar in American Cinema Since 1960
Topics may include an analysis of a specific period.
FIST 438 (3) Seminar in Canadian Cinema
Topics may include an analysis of the Canadian Governmental agencies supporting Film Production.
FIST 445 (3) Majors and Honours Seminar
FIST 449 (6) Honours Essay
A course allowing honours students to work with a faculty member on a major research paper.
FIST 500 (3) Research Methods
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FIST 510 (3) Advanced Theory, Film and Media
Current trends and topics in scholarship, based on an intensive look at a few key theorists and theories. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FIST 520 (3) Advanced Film and Media Criticism
Film and media criticism, with detailed interrogation of conceptual foundations and contemporary case-studies. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FIST 531 (3/6) d Seminar: Styles in Film
Studies in styles or film genres such as narrative, documentary, ethnographic, experimental, etc. Topics will vary from year to year. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FIST 532 (3/6) d Seminar: Study of Major Film Artists
Investigations into the biographical, social, and national backgrounds of two or three major artists, with attention to the specific nature of their work in its historical, psychological, and cultural contexts. Topics will vary from year to year. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FIST 534 (3/6) d Seminar in Film Studies
Topics to be arranged. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FIST 547 (3/6) d Directed Studies in Film
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
FIST 549 (6-18) d Thesis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

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