Undergraduate Courses Fall/Winter 2013-2014:

Courses in the curriculum of the Cinema Studies Institute encourage a thoroughgoing examination of the cinema, as students receive a grounding in film study in its aesthetic, technological, economic and sociocultural dimensions.  Core courses focus on film analysis and the integration of film history and theory.  Advanced courses allow for more in-depth examination of particular topics, ranging from specific filmmakers and genres to how cinema engages with different cultures, spectators, and nation-states.

GROUP A ~ FOUNDATIONS
GROUP B ~ GENRE and MODES
GROUP C ~ SOCIAL and CULTURAL PRACTICES
GROUP D ~ THEORY and CRITICISM
GROUP E ~ HISTORY and NATION
GROUP F ~ INDEPENDENT STUDIES
GROUP G~ CROSS-LISTED COURSES

 

►GROUP A~ FOUNDATIONS

CIN105Y1     Introduction to Film Study
(formerly INI115Y1)

Introduction to film analysis; concepts of film style and narrative. Topics include:  Documentary, avant-garde, genres, authorship, ideology, and representation.

Exclusion: INI115Y1 
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

CIN201Y1      Film Cultures I:  Art and Industry (formerly INI212Y1 Film History/ INI215Y1)
Examines the practices, theories and debates surrounding the emergence of cinema through to the development of studio system filmmaking in the first half of the 20th Century. Topics include: Film's relation to the other arts; formalist and realist traditions; technological innovations; audiences and reception; and cultural industries.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1 
Exclusion: INI212Y1, INI215Y1 
DR=HUM; BR=1+2 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations; (2) Thought, Belief and Behaviour

CIN301Y1     Film Cultures II: Politics and Global Media (formerly INI214Y1 Film Theory/ INI314Y1 / INI315Y1)
Examines film theory and practice from the 1950s onward, and the impact of media change on earlier film cultures and aesthetics. Topics include: New Waves; the politicization of theory; spectatorship; counter-cinemas; transnational film and “Global Hollywood”; and media theory from the analog to the digital.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1 
Exclusion: INI214Y1, INI314Y1, INI315Y1 
DR=HUM; BR=1+2 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations; (2) Thought, Belief and Behaviour

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►GROUP B~ GENRE and MODES

Where CIN301Y1 is listed as recommended preparation or a prerequisite, INI214Y1/ INI314Y1/ INI315Y1 from earlier years satisfies this requirement.

 

CIN210H1      Horror Film (formerly INI226H1)
Horror film as a genre, focusing on three types of international horror: The un-dead, body horror, and the supernatural. The genre's popular appeal, affective power, unique means of producing pleasure, and its current global resurgence will be emphasized. Topics include: The aesthetics of gore and violence; technologies of fear; J-Horror, new French extremity; cult fandom and paracinema; and media convergence.

Exclusion: INI226H1 
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN211H1F   Science Fiction Film (formerly INI227H1)
This course is the study of science fiction films in their cultural and political contexts and the genre's narrative and conceptual components. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with the science fiction films as popular film genre texts emphasizing the period between 1950 and the present.

Exclusion: ENG238H1 INI227H1 
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN212H1    Cinema and Sensation I: Action/Spectacle (formerly INI222H1)
Action cinema holds a dominant place in our contemporary era of the blockbuster and CGI effects. This course examines the modes and function of this popular genre, while also tracing Action's longevity and diversity to include its significant precursors, its social contexts, and forms of spectatorship. Topics include: Adventure heroes and comic bodies; sensational serial melodramas; crazy car-chase movies; 1980s Hard Bodies and action comedies; Asian martial arts films; combat war movies; crime thrillers; and contemporary science fiction-action hybrids.

Exclusion: INI222H1

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN213H1    Cinema and Sensation II: Sex (formerly INI223H1)

Whether boldly sensationalized or subdued to the point of coy indirection, the representation of sex in film has always been controversial. This course examines how sex, in the close regulation of its representation and in defiance and circumvention of such control, suggests themes and concerns tied to social mores and notions of the self, visual pleasure and the sexual body. Topics include: obscenity laws and the history of American film censorship; the emergence of sexploitation and pornography; art films’ erotic maturity, and erotic tendencies in contemporary popular cinema.

Exclusion: INI223H1

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN310Y1    Avant-Garde and Experimental Film (formerly INI322Y1)
Film experimentation in the context of modern art and poetry from the 1920s through the 1990s.  Influences range from Cubism and Dada-Surrealism to late-era modernism and postmodernism.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1 
Exclusion: INI322Y1 
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

CIN312Y1    Documentary Film (formerly INI325Y1)
Critical survey of documentary practice including newsreels, direct cinema, cinema verité, ethnographic films, and various hybrid narrative forms, with emphasis on the rhetorical, aesthetic, and political dimensions of the "art of record." Topics include: Poetics, argument, and modes of address; evidence, authenticity, and persuasion; filmmaker/subject/audience nexus; historiography, hagiography, and memory; reflexive irony and performance.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1
Exclusion: INI325Y1
Recommended Preparation: CIN201Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1+3 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations; (3) Society and its Institutions.

CIN314Y1    Genre, Narrative and Narration in Film (formerly INI329Y1)
Study of theoretical and analytical models of film genres and narratology; structuralist, cognitive, and semiotic approaches to filmic narration. Genres to be studied include: Westerns; crime films; gothic and fantastic; and art cinema.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1 
Exclusion: INI329Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1+2 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations; (2) Thought, Belief and Behaviour

CIN320H1S    Special Topics in Genre and Modes (formerly INI396H1): Memory and Film
Film has been described as a “technology of memory.” Cinematic productions play a role in deciding what and who is to be remembered. National cinemas project particular forms of cultural memories. More intimate recollections in family dramas play out as memoires rendered on film. Drawing on diverse theories from Memory Studies, Media and Cultural Studies, and Cinema Studies this course examines the ways in which memory is negotiated through film. In looking at how the past figures in contemporary film, the course includes sections on film as memoire, representations of historical trauma, and the relationship between national cinemas and memory. The organizing questions for this course include: What role does film play in the witnessing of events? How are memory and history intertwined in filmic representations? And in what ways are both intimate and national bonds created or challenged when memories are projected on film?

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

CIN410H1F    Advanced Study in Genre and Modes (formerly INI460H1): Séance Cinema: The Vivisection of a Project

How does a project as complex and varied as Guy Maddin’sSéances come into being?  What are its aims and what are the sources of its inspiration? The filmmaker responsible for such celebrated works as Tales of the Gimli Hospital, Archangel, and My Winnipeg will explore the genesis of his current work-in-progress, which involves the imaginative resurrection of lost films and moves beyond cinema proper to incorporate installations and the internet.  He will share with students the filmic influences on Séances while also leading them through written texts that have informed its development, from seminal works on narrative and melodrama, to creation myths. [See the following link for more information on Séanceshttp://sunsetgun.typepad.com/sunsetgun/2012/02/over-eighty-percent-of-silent-films-are-lost-ive-always-considered-a-lost-film-as-a-narrative-with-no-known-resting-fi.html ]

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

 

CIN411H1    Advanced Study in Genre and Modes (formerly INI461H1)

See course description for CIN412H1 listed below.

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN412H1    Advanced Study in Genre and Modes (formerly INI462H1)

Consideration of the status of a selected film genre from historical and theoretical perspectives.  Past seminars include: “Comedy,” “Melodrama,” “Film Noir,” and “The End in Cinema.”

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

CIN420H1    Advanced Studies in Cinema (formerly INI482H1)
Seminars in special topics designed for advanced Specialist and Major students in Cinema Studies.

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

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►GROUP C ~ SOCIAL and CULTURAL PRACTICES

Where CIN301Y1 is listed as recommended preparation or a prerequisite, INI214Y1/ INI314Y1/ INI315Y1 from earlier years satisfies this requirement.

CIN230H1S    The Business of Film (formerly INI228H1)
Examines cinema as a commercial enterprise, a technology and a formal system, with an emphasis on devising numerically-based approaches to amplify the study of cinema. This course is a Breadth Category 3 course but has been specially-designed to fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning requirement for Cinema Studies Specialists and Majors.

Exclusion: INI228H1
DR=HUM/SOC SCI; BR=3 (3) Society and its Institutions.

CIN330Y1    Feminist Approaches to Cinema (formerly INI323Y1) 
Gender politics of feminist film culture since the 1970s.  Topics include:  Apparatus theory and its legacy, models of spectatorship, feminist historiography, stardom, the cinematic (re)production of identity, the relationship between social movements and cinema; "postfeminism."

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1/ permission of instructor 
Exclusion: INI323Y1 
DR=HUM; BR=1+2 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations; (2) Thought, Belief and Behaviour

CIN332Y1    Screening Race (formerly INI327Y1)
How race functions in cinema. Topics include: the foundational role of racial inscription and its expansion beyond the black/white paradigm; visual ethnography, 'the primitive,' and Orientalism; aboriginal media; the 'Black Atlantic' and Diaspora; Banlieu and exilic film practice and theory; border aesthetics; race and urban space; 'post-race'; and the evolving racial imaginary in the Obama era.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1 
Exclusion: INI327Y1 
DR=HUM; BR=1+2 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations; (2) Thought, Belief and Behaviour

CIN334H1    The Origins of the Animation Industry, 1900-1950: A Technosocial History (formerly INI383H1)
An introduction to early animation, considering its vaudeville roots, its industrialization, its emerging aesthetics and representational tropes. Examination of the early corpus of animation from 1900-1950 and in-depth study of the artistic, social and cultural milieux from which animation derived.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1 
Exclusion: INI383H1 
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

 

CIN340H1F    Special Topics in Cinema as Social and Cultural Practice (formerly INI397H1): Media and the Cultural Landscape

In this course, cinema is contextualized as one way in which cultural meanings are produced. Television, print media and music also play a role in this process. This course investigates the dominant critical perspectives that have contributed to our understandings of media and focuses on tactics to engage that media critically. To that end, we will watch, discuss, and write about a variety of media products including television, music, film, print and online content. By the end of this class you should gain insight into how popular culture contributes to individual and social meaning-making, feel comfortable with a variety of theoretical approaches to media criticism, and strengthen your own ideas about the significance of popular culture to our everyday lives.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1 
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

 

CIN349H1    Screenwriting (formerly INI388H1)

Students will develop screenwriting skills under the guidance of a renowned screenwriter-in-residence through a combination of writing workshops and individual consultations. Like the course, the Universal Screenwriter-in-Residence is a biannual appointment.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1 
Exclusion: INI388H1 
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

 

CIN430H1S    Advanced Study in Cinema as Social and Cultural Practice (formerly INI463H1): Children in the Movies

Motion pictures and the sciences of child development both arrived on the scene at about the same time. This course considers a number of historical relationships between movies and childhood, asking how imagined relationships between movies (and television, and the web) and children have shaped our understanding of culture, especially popular culture, and the media which refract them.

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN431H1S    Advanced Study in Cinema as Social and Cultural Practice (formerly INI464H1)

What ideas and practical realities inform how film is curated within institutions and programmed by film festivals? Taking Toronto's TIFF as an example, this course will explore the combination of critical knowledge, advocacy and administrative detail that determines the selection of film at cinematheques and major festivals. While recent critical study of film festivals will be addressed, students will use screenings of landmark films to grapple with practical dilemmas in curation: taste, audience, reputation and commerce.

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN432H1S    Advanced Study in Cinema as Social and Cultural Practice (formerly INI465H1): Interactive Documentary
Consideration of cinema and its social relations.  Past seminars include: “American Independent Film,” “Children in the Movies,” “Sub-Saharan African Cinema,” “International Film Festivals” and “The Revolution Will/Will Not Be Televised.”

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

CIN440H1F   Advanced Studies in Cinema (formerly INI483H1): Experiential Learning

This course is geared to enhance student learning of advanced topics in cinema studies. Students will be placed in internship positions from a range of relevant film organizations and institutions operating in Toronto. Students will be afforded the opportunity to reflect upon and make connections with concepts studied in the Cinema Studies program: they will encounter concrete examples of what they are studying—from distribution and exhibition practices to film festival organizations to the production of film periodicals. Interns will convene weekly for a scheduled one-hour class throughout the term.

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

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►GROUP D ~ THEORY and CRITICISM

CIN250Y1    Directors: Four Studies in Film Authorship (formerly INI224Y1 Great Directors)
This course takes four selected directors' films and examines them analytically as the expression of their "personal visions." The purpose of the course is to apply and test theauteur theory in the context of concepts of film style and film conventions.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1
Exclusion: INI224Y1 
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

 

CIN260H1S    Selected Topics in Cinema Studies: New Media
From YouTube videos and animated GIFs to the immersive worlds of video games and digital 3D films, new media have altered our relationship to moving images. This course will examine the transformations of moving images brought about by the emergence of computer-based visual culture from the 1960s to the present. Students will learn key concepts in new media studies through varied examples, from early hypermedia and virtual reality to digital cinema, video games, crowdsourced entertainment, and viral video culture. Course readings will build upon and expand existing models of analysis from film, media, and cultural studies. Assignments will develop students’ skills to analyze new media as visual, textual, and interactive objects; as technologies and the products of socio-historical forces; and as a transdisciplinary field of knowledge.

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN350Y1    Contemporary Screen Theory: Analog/ Digital (formerly INI330Y1)
Analysis of contemporary screen cultures to assess the cinematic in our digital age.Topics include: assessing theoretical frameworks for understanding new forms of aesthetics and spectatorship within multimodal cross platform contexts of digital media; sound; medium specificity; comparison of cognitive and phenomenological models, with an emphasis on theories of bodily affect.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1 
Exclusion: INI330Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1+2 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations; (2) Thought, Belief and Behaviour

CIN352H1F   Issues in Film Authorship I (formerly INI374H1)

Advanced study of issues in film authorship through intensive examination of two major filmmakers.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1
Exclusion: INI374H1

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN353H1    Issues in Film Authorship II (formerly INI375H1)

Advanced study of issues in film authorship through intensive examination of one or more major filmmakers.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1
Exclusion: INI375H1 
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

 

CIN360H1F    Special Topics in Theory and Criticism (formerly INI394H1): Animals and Cinema

This course explores filmmakers’, spectators’, and film theorists’ century-long fascination with animals, with nature, and with concepts of wildness. We will track cinematic wildlife across diverse textual, technological, and theoretical registers, examining a number of historical and geographic contexts and forms of moving picture media, including physiological motion studies of animals, the scientific documentary, the wildlife film (one of the most popular yet under-examined film genres), the animated cartoon, narrative fictions, experimental media, and amateur videos (yes, this means cat videos). Our investigations will be organized around three central questions. First, what does cinema teach us about animals (why and how we look at animals on film, how do we represent and understand animals through film, and what lessons do we gain or hope to gain from watching animals on film)? Second, what do animal films reveal or teach us about the cinema? Third, what are the aesthetic, ethical, and political stakes of such encounters between animals and cinema?

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1 

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN369H1    Critical Writing on Film (formerly INI384H1)
The practice of film criticism: studies of examples of journalistic and scholarly critical writing; practical sessions of process writing; and collaborative editing. Course includes regular film screenings.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1 and one additional Cinema Studies full-course equivalent/ permission of the instructor 
Exclusion: INI384H1
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

CIN450H1F   Advanced Study in Theory and Criticism (formerly INI466H1): Holocaust Cinema

Holocaust cinema presents considerable challenges to the ethics of representation. Nazi ideologues exploited cinema in their efforts to erase a people, and their culture. Yet film remains a crucial form for bearing witness to this erasure. How have filmmakers negotiated the "double bind" of Holocaust representation—the duty to tell, and the impossibility of sufficiently depicting such extreme atrocity?

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor 

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

 

CIN451H1    Advanced Study in Theory and Criticism (formerly INI467H1)

See course description for CIN452H1 listed below.

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor 

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN452H1    Advanced Study in Theory and Criticism (formerly INI468H1)

Advanced study of select approaches to film theory and criticism. Past seminars include: “Corporeality and the Cinema,” “Godard,” “The Cinematic City: Urban Spaces in Film,” “Sound and Music in Film,”  and “Neoformalism.”

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor 
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

CIN460H1    Advanced Studies in Cinema (formerly INI484H1)
Seminars in special topics designed for advanced specialist and major students in Cinema Studies.

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor 
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

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► GROUP E ~ HISTORY and NATION

Where CIN301Y1 is listed as recommended preparation or a prerequisite, INI214Y1/ INI314Y1/ INI315Y1 from earlier years satisfies this requirement.

CIN270Y1    American Popular Film Since 1970 (formerly INI225Y1)

The examination of popular American cinema through its social, political, and commercial practices, and through the study of selected popular films from the 1970s to the present.

Exclusion: INI225Y1

DR=HUM; BR=1+3 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations; (3) Society and its Institutions


CIN370H1    Canadian Cinemas (formerly INI385H1)

History and diversity of Canadian and Québécois cinemas. Analyses of film and critical frameworks examine how co-productions, multiculturalism, and post-national arguments are re-shaping the production and reception contexts of national cinema. Annual emphasis will be placed on one of the following topics:  the emergence of the feature film, documentary or experimental cinema.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1 
Exclusion: FCS391H1, INI385Y1, INI385H1 

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

 

CIN372Y1    Contemporary World Cinema (formerly INI380Y1)

Major contemporary developments beyond Hollywood and European filmmaking, examining a select number of national/regional cinemas: Africa, Asia, Iran, India (Hindi cinema) and Latin America, outlining generic and stylistic conventions, cultural contexts, distribution networks and reception within a global economy.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1 
Exclusion: INI380Y1
Recommended Preparation: CIN201Y1 
DR=HUM; BR=1+3 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations; (3) Society and its Institutions


CIN374Y1    American Filmmaking in the Studio Era (formerly INI324Y1)

Industrial, economic, ideological and aesthetic dimensions of the American studio era.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1 
Exclusion: INI324Y1 
DR=HUM; BR=1+3 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations; (3) Society and its Institutions


CIN376Y1    Chinese Cinemas (formerly INI390Y1)

Examination of recent Chinese films in their three production centres: The People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Production, commercial and aesthetic trends and international reception; major auteurs and genres. Directors include Chen Kaige, Zang Yimou, Edward Yang, John Woo, and Wong Kar-Wai.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1 
Exclusion: INI390Y1
Recommended Preparation: CIN201Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1+3 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations; (3) Society and its Institutions


CIN378H1S   Aspects of a National Cinema: The Other Europe (formerly INI381H1)
Typically, European Cinema is defined in terms of the output from select countries in Western Europe, such as France, Italy, and Germany.  But Eastern Europe offers its own vital filmmaking traditions and practices, distinct cultural contexts, revered auteurs and innovative ‘New Waves’. Recently, the shifting landscape of much of Eastern Europe and changes wrought by connections to the European Union have precipitated intriguing developments in the cinema of the so-called ‘other Europe’.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1 
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN379H1    Hungarian Cinema (formerly INI378H1) 
Examines historical trends, influential filmmakers, and social and cultural factors influencing the development of Hungarian cinema, assessing its impact within the context of Eastern Europe and internationally.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1/ permission of instructor 
Exclusion: INI381H1/F (2010) Aspects of a National Cinema: Hungarian Cinema, INI378H1 

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN380H1    Special Topics in History and Nation (formerly INI395H1)
Courses in special topics designed for Specialists and Majors in Cinema Studies. Past courses include: “Quebec Cinema.”

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN389H1    The Logics of Canadian Television (formerly INI387H1)

An overview and analysis of Canadian television's history, its current role within the so-called "multi-channel universe," and its future prospects within evolving delivery systems and changing consumption patterns. Issues include:  The CBC as official public broadcaster, the future of domestic production, the prospect for niche carriers, and the impact of the internet.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1/ SMC291Y1/ permission of instructor 
Exclusion: INI387H1 

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations



CIN470H1    Advanced Study in History and Nation (formerly INI469H1)

See course description for CIN472H1 listed below.

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor 

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations



CIN471H1    Advanced Study in History and Nation (formerly INI470H1)

See course description for CIN472H1 listed below.

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor 

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN472H1    Advanced Study in History and Nation (formerly INI471H1)

Seminars in historiography and questions of national cinema. Past seminars include: “Film Historiography,” “Early Cinema,” “Reviewing Hollywood Classicism,” “Women Pioneers” and “Emergent Technologies.”

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor 

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN480H1    Advanced Studies in Cinema (formerly INI485H1)

Seminars in special topics designed for advanced Specialist and Major students in Cinema Studies.

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

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► GROUP F ~ INDEPENDENT STUDIES

 

CIN490Y1    Independent Studies in Cinema (formerly INI476Y1)

See course description for CIN492H1 listed below.

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor 

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN491H1F    Independent Studies in Cinema (formerly INI477H1)

See course description for CIN492H1 listed below.

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of instructor 

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


CIN492H1S    Independent Studies in Cinema (formerly INI478H1)

Independent research projects devised by students and supervised by Cinema Studies faculty. Open to advanced Specialist and Major students in the Program. Submit applications to the Undergraduate Program Office: Fall 2013 courses, June1/ Winter 2014 courses, November 1/ Summer 2014 courses, April 1.

Prerequisite: At least ten full-course equivalents, including CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/ permission of Cinema Studies Faculty 
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

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► GROUP G ~ CROSS-LISTED COURSES

 

Not Offered 2013-2014: EAS243H1, EAS431H1, FCS310Y1, FCS331H1, FIN250H1, FIN260H1, GER250H1, GER261H1, HIS345H1, HIS460H1, ITA347H1, SLA225H1, SLA244H1, SLA424H1, SMC354H1, SPA375H1

 

►EAS242H1 F - The Japanese Cinemas: Film Form and the Problems of Modernity I

This course investigates how film aesthetics relate to the most profound socio-historical problems of Japanese modernity. It also considers the ways various filmmakers employ cinematic form to engage the social problems of their moment. Part I focuses on the 1890s-1950s. 

Exclusion: EAS237Y1

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

 

►FCS392H1 S - Special Topics in French Cultural Studies II: African Cinema

This course focuses on the analysis of film as a social and ideological practice in Africa.  It provides an interdisciplinary look at the development of African cinema from its inception in the 1960's to the present.

Prerequisite: At least 5 courses in any subject

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

 

►HIS335H1 F - Soviet Cultural History

This course explores Russian culture - art, architecture, film and literature - from 1917 to the post-Soviet present. Readings and screenings trace the relation between culture, history, and revolution from the Russian Avant-Garde and proletarian culture to socialist realism, and from Krushchevs thaw to examples of Soviet postmodernism.

Prerequisite: HIS250H1/HIS250Y1

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

 

HIS459H1 S - Soviet History and Film, 1921-1946

The history of Soviet cinema and the importance of film as a historical source. Documentary and fiction film; editing, narration, and sound; film distribution and exhibition; the Soviet school of montage and socialist realism; nationality and gender; the Soviet musical comedy of the Stalin era; resistance and dissidence.

Prerequisite: INI115Y1/HIS250Y1/HIS335H1
Exclusion: HIS450Y1/SLA233H1/234H1

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

 

HIS467H1 F -  French Colonial Indochina: History, Cultures, Texts, Film (formerly HIS467Y1)

Examines French colonial Indochina through several different lenses. Themes include the cross-cultural contact zones between colonial and colonized societies, imperial culture, expressions of colonial power, and forms of opposition. Colonial novels, translated resistance literature, documentaries, and films are utilized as primary sources to be examined critically.

Prerequisite: ANT344Y1/EAS204Y1/GGR342H1/HIS104Y1/HIS107Y1/HIS280Y1/HIS282Y1/HIS283Y/HIS315H1/HIS388Y1/NEW369Y1
Exclusion: HIS467Y1

DR=HUM; BR=3 (3) Society and its Institutions


►ITA240Y1 Y -  Italian Cinema                                                        

An overview of Italian cinema from its early days to the present, which also offers a survey of Italian 20th Century history and culture. The course features films by masters Rossellini, DeSica, Fellini, Antonioni, Bertolucci, Pasolini and works by younger filmmakers, such as Academy Award winners Tornatore, Salvatores and Benigni. This course includes a component designed to introduce students to methods of scholarly research appropriate to the field.

The course is given in English and all films shown have English subtitles.

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

►ITA340H1 F -  Italian Neorealist Cinema
                                      

An analysis of the neorealist period in Italian cinema, and its relation to the political and social climate of post-war Italy. Screenings include selections from the major exponents of Italian neorealism: Rossellini, DeSica, and Visconti, among others. This course includes a component designed to enhance students' research experience. (Given in English)

Exclusion: ITA340Y1
Recommended Preparation: ITA240Y1

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


►ITA341H1 S -  Italian Cinema after Neorealism

The evolution of Italian cinematic neorealism and its historical heritage is examined in the early films of Fellini, Antonioni, Pasolini and others. This course includes a component designed to enhance students’ research experience. (Given in English)

Prerequisite: ITA340H1 or permission of Department.
Exclusion: ITA340Y1

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

 

►SLA226H1 S -  Postwar Polish Cinema

The Polish School in cinema, its predecessors and successors, their artistic accomplishments, major theoretical and thematic concerns, and their place on the map of European cinema. Films of Ford, Wajda, Polanski, Konwicki, Borowczyk, Has, Kawalerowicz, Zanussi, Kieslowski, and of the new generation of Polish film makers. Films and discussions in English. (Offered every three years)

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

 

►SLA333H1 S -  Animated Film in Europe (formerly SLA233H1)

Trends in the history of European animated film, focusing on Central and Eastern European cinematic traditions.  Aesthetics of animated image and peculiarities of animation as an art form. Films are analyzed in their artistic, cultural and political contexts. Taught in English, English subtitles.

Exclusion: SLA233H1

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


►SMC355H1 S - Contemporary Celtic Cinema

An exploration of contemporary films of Ireland, Scotland and Wales from 1980 to the present, as they relate to representations of Celtic identity and the formation of national cinema.

Exclusion: SMC354Y1; SMC411H1F (2003-04)

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations


►UNI325H1 S - Queerly Canadian

This course focuses on Canadian literary and artistic productions that challenge prevailing notions of nationality and sexuality, exploring not only how artists struggle with that ongoing Canadian thematic of being and belonging, but also celebrate pleasure and desire as a way of imagining and articulating an alternative national politics.

Prerequisite: UNI255H1/UNI256H1/UNI220Y1 or permission of the instructor
Exclusion: UNI375H1 Special Topics: Queerly Canadian
DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

 

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