FMST 01: Introduction to Film and Media Studies
This class will develop your skills in film analysis. You will become fluent in the vocabulary of film form and learn to construct an argument about what a film's sounds and images mean and how it structures and achieves its meanings. This is the first and required class for students wanting to major or minor in FMST. Class meetings: Mon 1:15-4pm; Screenings: Sun 7-10pm.
FMST 09: Women and Popular Culture (W)
This course explores the association of popular culture with “feminine” qualities like emotion and empathy, arguing that women producers, consumers, heroines, and stars of U.S. popular fiction, film and television exercise significant social power. Examples include: 19th century female-authored didactic novels and contemporary “chick lit”; Hollywood “weepies” produced during the mid-twentieth century and their “postfeminist” counterparts; contemporary television shows like serial dramas, sitcoms, talk, and reality TV; and online forms like fan fiction and Tumblrs. This first-year seminar is a writing class and eligible for credit in the program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Class meetings: Tues & Thurs 9:55-11:20am; Screenings: Tues 7-10pm.