Dec 10, 2019  
Course Catalog 2005-2006 
    
Course Catalog 2005-2006 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cinema Studies


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Major


The Cinema Studies Major requires 30 hours in Cinema Studies courses, including

  • Cinema Studies 101, Style, Form, and Meaning in Cinema.
  • At least one course from among the “Cinematic Traditions” courses.
  • At least three 300- or 400-level courses taught by core faculty.
  • The senior tutorial course; with consent of the program director, a 400 level special topics course (beyond any already taken to fulfill the advanced course requirement) may count toward this requirement.
  • Electives chosen in consultation with advisor.

Film Production


The Cinema Studies Major does not at this time offer a separate production track for the major. However, courses in Film Production do count toward the major.

Spring Semester at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts


The Cinema Studies major has a consortial arrangement with the Film Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Students interested in the spring semester at Tisch should consult with the Director of the Cinema Studies Program. All film courses, including those in film production, offered at Tisch count toward the Cinema Studies major at Oberlin.

Transfer of Credit


No more than 14 hours of transfer credit in Cinema Studies may be applied to the Oberlin Cinema Studies major. At least 12 hours in advanced courses (300- and 400-level courses, including the senior tutorial) must be taken within the program. To have transfer credit approval toward the major and/or toward meeting prerequisites for upper-level courses, students should consult the Director of the Cinema Studies Program (or his designate), preferably with syllabi in hand.

Winter Term


Winter Term projects sponsored by Cinema Studies faculty will be according to the interests and availability of staff. Students also are encouraged to propose group projects which, with an approved sponsor, they will direct.

Honors


Honors in Cinema Studies is a year-long program taken for up to four hours of credit each semester. Students accepted into the program will work closely with a faculty advisor. Admission to the Cinema Studies Honors Program is highly selective. In the spring of their junior year, the program will invite qualified students to submit an application. Successful work in the Honors Program will render a student eligible for consideration for Honors at graduation, but it does not guarantee such Honors. Please see the Cinema Studies web site for more specific details about the program and its requirements.

Courses of General Interest


Cinema Studies 101, 241, 244, 245, and 272 are open to students who have completed any Writing Intensive course, or have gained Writing Certification in any course in the Humanities. They are also open to those who have achieved a 5 on the AP exam in English Language/Composition or English Literature/Composition, or a score of 710 or better on the SAT II writing test. Other students may be admitted by consent of the instructor, with the understanding that students should be able to demonstrate the ability to handle writing, discussion, and analysis in ways typically taught in Writing Intensive classes.

First-Year Seminar Program


First-year seminars do not count toward the Cinema Studies major.

Introductory Courses


Introductory Cinema Studies courses have no prerequisites. Cinema Studies majors are required to take the Introductory Core Courses: Cinema Studies 101 (Form, Style, and Meaning in Cinema) and at least one of the Cinematic Traditions courses taught by the Cinema Studies faculty.

Prerequisite: Cinema Studies 101 and 272 are open to students who have completed any Writing Intensive (WRi) course, or have gained Writing Certification (WR) in any course in the Humanities. They are also open to those who have achieved a 5 on the AP exam in English Language/Composition or English Literature/Composition, or a score of 710 or better on the SAT II writing test. Other students may be admitted by consent of the instructor, with the understanding that students should be able to demonstrate the ability to handle writing, discussion, and analysis in ways typically taught in Writing Intensive classes.

Cinematic Traditions Courses


Prerequisites: These courses are open to students who have completed any Writing Intensive course, or have gained Writing Certification in any course in the Humanities. They are also open to those who have achieved a 5 on the AP exam in English Language/Composition or English Literature/Composition, or a score of 710 or better on the SAT II Writing test. Other students may be admitted by consent of the instructor, with the understanding that students should be able to demonstrate the ability to handle writing, discussion, and analysis in ways typically taught in Writing Intensive classes.

Advanced Cinema Courses


Unless otherwise indicated, these 300- and 400-level courses taught by Cinema Studies core faculty require as prerequisites CINE 101 and a Cinematic Traditions course, or two 200-level English courses, or consent of the instructor.

For prerequisites
for CINE 333, see the description for GERM 333 in the “German” section of this catalog.

Cross-Referenced Courses


These courses count as electives towards the Cinema Studies major. Students should register for these courses using the number in the department or program of origin. For course description, please see the department or program in this catalog.

Chinese (CHIN)


Rhetoric and Composition (RHET)


Russian (RUSS)


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