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FIST 331 Studies in Film Theory

A seminar introducing the many theoretical approaches to film: formalist, historical, Marxist, psychoanalytic, semiotic, and structuralist.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
BlockedFIST 331 002Seminar1 Tue10:0011:30

If this section if FULL or BLOCKED please sign up for the corresponding wait list section - FIST 331, Section WL2. Once you have registered in the wait list there is no need to contact the Department. Your registration will be switched to the parent section when space becomes available. Preference may be given to Majors, Minors, or Honours students in Theatre or Film. For more information about Department of Theatre and Film wait lists please visit: http://theatrefilm.ubc.ca/undergraduate/undergraduate-courses/how-to-wait-list-a-course/

An introduction to classical and 1970s film theories; students engage with a metaphysics of cinema by closely reading original texts exploring realism, formalism, the Frankfurt school, film language, genre theory, apparatus theory, and suture.

Seminar1 Thu11:0012:30

If this section if FULL or BLOCKED please sign up for the corresponding wait list section - FIST 331, Section WL2. Once you have registered in the wait list there is no need to contact the Department. Your registration will be switched to the parent section when space becomes available. Preference may be given to Majors, Minors, or Honours students in Theatre or Film. For more information about Department of Theatre and Film wait lists please visit: http://theatrefilm.ubc.ca/undergraduate/undergraduate-courses/how-to-wait-list-a-course/

An introduction to classical and 1970s film theories; students engage with a metaphysics of cinema by closely reading original texts exploring realism, formalism, the Frankfurt school, film language, genre theory, apparatus theory, and suture.