Film and Media Studies (FAMS)
FAMS 110 - Media Culture (3 Credits)
Introduction to the critical study of film, video, photography, audio, and new media.
Cross-listed course: MART 110
Carolina Core: AIU
FAMS 180 - Film Culture (3 Credits)
How the film industry developed and the impact the movies have had on global popular culture. Does not count toward the film studies major.
Carolina Core: AIU
FAMS 240 - Film and Media Analysis (3 Credits)
Introduction to the critical study of film and media. Students will closely analyze moving images and develop written arguments about film and media.
Carolina Core: AIU
FAMS 300 - Film and Media History (3 Credits)
Surveys the development of cinema and related media from the 1820s to the present. Attention to the relations among key technological, cultural, and industrial changes, their causes, and consequences.
Carolina Core: GHS
FAMS 301 - Media, Power & Everyday Life (3 Credits)
FAMS 308 - Global Media Industries (3 Credits)
Provides the foundation for the study of globalized film and media industries.
Cross-listed course: GLST 308
FAMS 310 - Special Topics In Popular Media (3 Credits)
FAMS 311 - Classical Hollywood Cinema (3 Credits)
FAMS 316 - Music and the Hollywood Film (3 Credits)
FAMS 325 - Superheroes across Media (3 Credits)
FAMS 328 - The Blockbuster (3 Credits)
Examination of the post-1975 blockbuster film phenomenon with an emphasis on marketing, finance, and reception.
FAMS 330 - Special Topics in Non-Film Media (3 Credits)
FAMS 332 - American Television (3 Credits)
FAMS 338 - Contemporary British Television Industry (3 Credits)
Examination of industrial structures, network histories, production cultures, and regulation contexts of contemporary British television.
FAMS 350 - Introduction to Comics Studies (3 Credits)
Scholarly study of the formal and aesthetic evolutions of graphic novels, comic books, and other related forms.
Cross-listed course: ENGL 350
FAMS 360 - Special Topics in Global Media (3 Credits)
FAMS 361 - Middle East on Screen (3 Credits)
FAMS 363 - Hong Kong Action Cinema (3 Credits)
FAMS 365 - Screening China (3 Credits)
Survey of Chinese language cinema. Chinese film history and vocabulary with which to discuss film texts. Covers classic leftwing cinema, Hong Kong martial arts films, as well as the Hong Kong, Taiwan, and PRC New Waves. Taught in English. Films subtitled.
Cross-listed course: CHIN 365
FAMS 380 - Special Topics in Alternative Media (3 Credits)
FAMS 381 - History of Experimental Film (3 Credits)
FAMS 383 - Documentary Studies (3 Credits)
FAMS 399 - Independent Study (3-9 Credits)
Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and program director is required.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research
FAMS 470 - Genre Studies Film & Media (3 Credits)
Critical study of a popular genre (e.g., horror, science fiction, melodrama), or set of genres, in film and media. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of courses by title. May be repeated as topics vary.
FAMS 499 - Internship in Film and Media Studies (3 Credits)
Internship in Film and Media Studies. (Variable) Supervised professional experience working with media production, distribution, exhibition, archiving, and/or education.
FAMS 510 - Special Topics in Film and Media Histories (3 Credits)
FAMS 511 - Special Topics in Film and Media Studies (3 Credits)
FAMS 566 - Special Topics in U.S. Film and Media (3 Credits)
FAMS 581 - Critical Interactives (3 Credits)
Foundational techniques in multidisciplinary software development, specifically of applications designed to present sensitive, sometimes controversial, materials in ways to engender empathic awareness of the interactor.
Cross-listed course: CSCE 571
FAMS 598 - Special Topics in Global Film and Media (3 Credits)