Film Studies (FILM) Courses
Directed Readings and Research
Tutorials designed to permit students to pursue research on topics in film studies which have been chosen in consultation with members of faculty.
Selected topics in film studies not available in the regular course program.
Film Theory, History, and Critical Methodologies I
Recent developments in film theory and history, with emphasis on the themes and concepts informing the development of the discipline of film studies, and training in methodologies for critical, theoretical and historical research in film studies.
Film Theory, History, and Critical Methodologies II
Building on the skills and knowledge developed in FILM 5010, the course examines recent developments in film theory and history. Emphasis on themes and concepts informing the discipline of film studies, and methodologies for critical, theoretical and historical research in film studies.
Prerequisite(s): FILM 5010 or permission of the instructor.
Cinema and Technology
Selected aspects of the technological development of cinema, with emphasis on the impact of technological advances on film historiography and critical analysis.
Topics in Film History
Aspects of the history of cinema, with emphasis on periods, film movements, styles, genres and comparative approaches to national, regional and/or world-wide trends.
Topics in Film and Philosophy
Selected topics in philosophical approaches to the study of film, and an examination of the relations between film theory and philosophical aesthetics.
Issues in World Cinema
Study of the theoretical and methodological issues raised by the concept of world cinema. Topics may include nationalism, transnationalism, translation, cosmopolitanism, local and regional vernaculars, co-productions, film festivals, multinational corporations and other phenomena associated to globalization.
Topics in Hollywood Cinema
Examination of Hollywood cinema relative to recent research into Hollywood's impact on film aesthetics, technology, economics and culture.
Critical Perspectives on Canadian Cinema
Current critical and historical approaches to Canadian film, with emphasis on institutions, aesthetic traditions and cultural practices.
Studies in Authorship
Examination of the work of one or two filmmakers, with a concern for recent ideas about the concept of authorship and the formation of artistic and critical reputations.
Advanced Film Analysis
Issues and approaches to the detailed analysis of particular film texts. Work in narratology, hermeneutics, discourse analysis, psychoanalysis, deconstruction and semiotics will provide the methodological background to the study of individual films.
Topics in Culture, Identity and Representation
Current critical approaches to the study of identity in cinema. Topics will vary from year to year, and may include race, ethnicity and sexuality, and the geopolitical implications of colonialism and post-colonialism.
Studies in Genre
The theory and practice of film genres will be the object of study in this course.
Topics in Animation
Institutional histories, the work of individual animators, modes of production, and the social function of animation represent topics to be covered by this course.
This course provides students with the opportunity to gain practical experience by working on film-related projects under the supervision of staff at a museum, gallery, archive, exhibition venue or government agency. Graded SAT/UNS.
Individual project on a topic of the student's choice involving research undertaken after admission into the program and supervised by a faculty member.
Note: Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca.
Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca