We are working to develop more opportunities for creative work, as well as additional courses devoted to television, new media, digital culture, film and the law, and LGBTQ cinema. New offerings in these and other areas will be added to our curriculum soon. Note that some of these courses may have prerequisites or other restrictions depending on your major.

 

ENGL 142 Film Analysis

ENGL 143 Film and Culture

ENGL 149 Networked and Multimodal Composition

ENGL 251 Film Performance and Stardom

ENGL 255 Introduction to Media Studies

ENGL 281 Media and Literature

ENGL 318 Advanced Multimodal Composition

ENGL 323 American Cinema of the 1970s

ENGL 324 Creating the Video Essay (CI)

ENGL 380 Film History

ENGL 381 Literature and Cinema

ENGL 389 Major Film Directors

ENGL 410 Documentary Film

ENGL 580 Film: Contemporary Issues

ENGL 680 Film Theory

CMPL 142 Visual Culture II

CMPL 143 History of Global Cinema

CMPL 144 Engaging Film & Media

CMPL 150 Critical Theory: Fear, Love, Laughter, and Loss — Film Genres and Spectatorship

CMPL 180 Race and Ethnicity in Hollywood Productions and Beyond

CMPL 212 The Cinematic City

CMPL 225 Global Authors: Shakespeare in World Cinema

CMPL 227 Global Authors: The Middle Ages in World Cinema

CMPL 230 Global Crusoe: The Desert-Island Idea in Film and Fiction

CMPL 240 Introduction to Film Theory

CMPL 254 Horror and the Global Gothic

CMPL 255 The Feast in Film, Fiction, and Philosophy

CMPL 257 The Crisis of Modernity in World Cinema

CMPL 262 Film and Politics

CMPL 280 Film Genres

CMPL 281 Holocaust Cinema in Eastern Europe

CMPL 282 Russian Literature in World Cinema

CMPL 332 Cultural Diversity in Francophone Cinema

CMPL 375 New Wave Cinema: Its Sources and Legacies

CMPL 382 Film and Nature

ASIA/CMPL 379 Cowboys, Samurai, and Rebels in Film and Fiction

CMPL 452 The Middle Ages in Film

CMPL 463 Cinema and Surrealism

CMPL 490 Film, Photography, and the Digital Image

CMPL 494 Cinematic Uses of the Essay Form
Electives from other departments:

AAAD 250 The African American in Motion Pictures
AMST 268 American Cinema and American Culture
AMST 336 Native Americans in FilmAMST 371. LGBTQ Fiction and Film, from 1950 to the present
ARAB 453 Film, Nation, and Identity in the Arab World
ARTS 106 Video I

ARTS 206 Video II

ARTS 309 3D Animation

ASIA 224 Introduction to Iranian Cinema
ASIA 231 Bollywood Cinema
ASIA 235 Israeli Cinema: Gender, Nation, and Ethnicity
ASIA 435 The Cinemas of the Middle East and North Africa
ASIA/CMPL 379 Cowboys, Samurai, and Rebels in Film and Fiction
CHIN 244 Introduction to Modern Chinese Culture through Cinema
CHIN 464 The City in Modern Chinese Literature and Film
CMPL/EURO/FREN 332H Cultural Identities in European Cinema
COMM 130 Introduction to Production
COMM 230 Audio/Video/Film Production and Writing
COMM 330 Introduction to Writing for Film and Television
COMM 331 Writing the Short Film
COMM 335 Film Story Analysis
COMM 337 Visual Storytelling for Screenwriters
COMM 412 Critical Theory
COMM 430 History of American Screenwriting 
COMM 431 Advanced Audio Production 
COMM 534 Narrative Production
COMM 535 Introduction to Screen Adaptation
COMM 550 American Independent Cinema 
COMM 635 Documentary Production
COMM 644 Documentary Production: First Person Film Making
COMM 645 The Documentary Idea
COMM 653 Experimental Video 
COMM 654 Motion Graphics, Compositing, and Special Effects
COMM 681 Contemporary Film Theory 
COMM 682 History of the Moving Image: Pasts, Presents, Futures
COMM 683 Moving-Image Avant-Gardes and Experimentalism
COMM 692 Sound for Film and Video: Audio Aesthetics
COMM/GERM 275 History of German Cinema
COMM/WMST 656 Women and Film
FREN 373 French New Wave Cinema: Its Sources and Its Legacies
FREN 388 History of French Cinema I
FREN 389 History of French Cinema II
FREN 398 Cultural Identities in European Cinema
FREN 505 African Francophone Cinema
GSLL 260 From Berlin to Budapest: Literature, Film, and Culture of Central Europe

GSLL 281 Holocaust Cinema in Eastern Europe

GSLL 283 Hungarian Cinema since World War II

GSLL 683 Moving-Image Avant-gardes and Experimentalism

GERM 250/WMST 250 Women in German Cinema

GERM 265 Hitler in Hollywood: Cinematic Representations of Nazi Germany

GERM 266 Weimar Cinema

GERM 267 Contemporary German and Austrian Cinema (taught in English)

GERM 275 History of German Cinema

GERM 367 Contemporary German and Austrian Cinema (taught in German)

GERM 479/CMPL 479 What is a Medium? German Media Theory from Aesthetics to Cultural Techniques

GERM 382 Representations of Violence and Terrorism in Contemporary German Literature and Film

GERM 394 Topics in German Cinema

GERM 880 Gender and Sexuality in German Cinema: From Weimar to the Present (THT)

GERM/WMST 250 Women in German Cinema
HIST 301 Screening History: Africa at the Movies
HIST 490 History of Film in the West
HUNG 280 Hungarian Cinema since World War II
ITAL 333 Italian Film and Culture
ITAL 335 Special Topics in Italian Film
ITAL 340 Italian America in Literature and Film
JAPN 490 Topics in Japanese: Japanese Culture through Film and Literature
PORT 388 Portuguese, Brazilian, and African Identity in Film
RUSS 281 Russian Literature in World Cinema
SPAN 361 Spanish Film and Culture
SPAN 362 The Quest for Identity in Contemporary Spain

Note: courses marked THT indicate that a Tar Heel Tracker adjustment will be required in order for the course to count.

 

Graduate Film Courses

ENGL 881 Studies in Cinema

AMST 880 American Film and Media History

COMM 758 Studies in Film and Television

COMM/WGST 858 Feminist Studies of Film

FREN 714 French Drama and Film

GERM 880 German Cinema

GERM 889 Special Topics in German Literature, Culture, and Film

ROML 707 Film Theory and Criticism

SPAN 713 War, History, and Society in Iberian Narrative and Film