Academics: Film Studies Courses

This is a small sampling of the courses offered in Film Studies. More courses on Environmental Media can be found at the Carsey Wolf Center for Film, Television and New Media


Introduction to Environmental Media (FILMST 75)

Open to non-majors.

What are all the ways media and the environment influence, structure and inhabit each other? How are environmental issues figured in documentary and feature films, advertising, and the internet? How does media affect the environment, e.g., the problem of e-debris?

Introduction to Environmental Media (FLMST 109EM)

Hanrahan. Prerequisite: Film Studies 46; and, consent of instructor. In course catalog this course is listed as Special Topics in Film Production 109AA-ZZ.

Focus on one or more aspects of film production such as music, writing, directing, design, acting, independent filmmaking, cinematography, producing. Topics will vary.

Advanced Environmental Media Production (FLMST 109EP)

Hanrahan. Prerequisite: Film Studies 46; and, consent of instructor. In course catalog this course is listed as Special Topics in Film Production 109AA-ZZ.

Focus on one or more aspects of film production such as music, writing, directing, design, acting, independent filmmaking, cinematography, producing. Topics will vary.

Media/Culture/Society (FILMST 166)

Prerequisite: Film Studies 46.

Provides students with the analytical tools required for a critical understanding of the interrelationship between media, culture, and society in America. Special attention is given to how social structures shape media and how media products in return affect our cultural practices and patterns.

Films of the Natural and Human Environment (FILMST 183)

Prerequisite: upper-division standing. Same course as Environmental Studies 183. Recommended preparation: Environmental Studies 1 or 2 or 3, and Film Studies 46.

Presents a series of popular films and professional documentaries representing a range of trends, images, issues associated with the natural and human environments. Visual images and critical thinking skills are combined to enhance understanding of environmental issues presented by the media.