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  Aug 23, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
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Catalog 2017-2018

Media and Film Studies


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Director of the Media and Film Studies Program: Katie Hauser

Professor: John Anzalone

Associate Director of MFS and Visiting Assistant Professor: Paul Benzon

Visiting Assistant Professor: Adam Tinkle

Lecturer: Aaron Pedinotti

Department Overview

The interdisciplinary Media and Film Studies minor explores the function and structure of written, aural, and visual communication systems. Grounded in a strong liberal arts preparation, the program offers core courses in media theory and practice as well as the opportunity for advanced course work and practical field experience.

Media and Film Studies affords students the opportunity to develop critical literacy in forms of media and communication by providing a foundation in the central concepts (theoretical, practical, and aesthetic) and contexts of mediated communication; by exploring the application of current and developing forms of media and communication; and by fostering facility and expertise in the use of technology related to current and emerging media. Students also participate in programs and courses offered as part of project VIS and the John B. Moore Documentary Studies Program (MDOCS). We encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning, to discuss their program and progress with their faculty advisor, and to avail themselves of relevant college-wide lectures, symposia, and media resources.

Skidmore's Media and Film Studies minor helps to ensure the success of the college's mission to link "theoretical with applied learning" and prepare students to "make the choices required of informed, responsible citizens" in a twenty-first century context.

 

Minor Requirements

  

 

Course Listing

 
 
 
MF 351 C or D - Advanced Topics in Media and Film Studies  
 
MF 399 A - C - Professional Internship in Media and Film Studies   
Cluster I: Media and Culture
AAMB 321 - Entertainment Law and Business  
 
AH 251 - Special Topics in Art History   (when topic is Popular Cultures in Asia: Appeal and Impact)
 
AH 375C - Seminar: Modern and Contemporary Art in the West  (when topic is Framing Photography)
 
 
  (counts toward minor when it is Post-Apocalyptic Film and Literature)
 
AM 351 C or D - Topics In American Culture  (when topic is Reading "The Wire" or Sports Cinema)
 
AN 251 - Themes in Anthropology  (when topic is Visual Ethnography)
 
 
 
DS 201 - Principles of Documentary  
DS 251 - Topics in Documentary Studies  (when topic is Film and Truth)
 
EN 228 - Special Studies: Form  (when topic is Documentary Film)
EN 229 - Special Studies: Texts in Context  (when topic is Childhood in Cinema or Literature in the Digital Age or Transnational Cinema)
 
  (when topic is Remixes, Memes, and Mashups)
HI 251 A-D - Topics in History  (when topic is HI 251D - Japanese Film History)
HI 351A-D - Topics in History   (when HI 351D is Media and State: Modern China)
IA 251A - Topics in International Affairs  (when topic is International Affairs and Journalism)
 
 
MB 351 - Special Topics in Business and Management  (when topic is Visualizing Work: Pop Culture's Representation of the Work Experience or Media and the Meaning of Work)
MF 251 C or D - Special Topics in Media and Film Studies  (when topics include: Interrogating Spectatorship; Law and Ethics in Media)
MF 351 C or D - Advanced Topics in Media and Film Studies  (when topics include: Black Sounds; Video Gaming)
 
 
 
PH 230 - Topics in Philosophy  (when topic is Film Truth)
RE 230 - Topics in Religion (NA), (A)  (when topic is Drawing Identity)
SO 221 - Media Sociology  
SO 251 A-D - Special Topics in Sociology  (when topics include Sociology of the Media and Race, Class, Gender, and the Media or Social Science Journalism)
SO 351 A-D - Advanced Special Topics in Sociology  (when topic is Video Ethnography)
 
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
WLL 305 - East Asian Cinema: History, Genres, and Waves  
  
WLL 376 A-D - Seminar   (when topic is Narrative and Cinema: Japan)
  
  
Custer II: Applied Media
AN 280 - Ethnographic Research Methods  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AR 264J - Special Topics In Studio Art: Other Media  (when topic is Interactive Design)
 
 
 
 
 
AR 351J - Special Topics in Studio Art: Other media  (when topic is Advanced Digital Media)
 
 
 
AR 358 - Motion Graphics and Animation  
 
CS 376 - Advanced Topics In Computer Science  (when topic is Digital Image Processing)
DS 110 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Video  
DS 111 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Audio  
DS 112 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Photography  
DS 113 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Interviewing  
DS 114 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Exhibition  
DS 115 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Web Design  
DS 116 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Topics  
DS 202 - Documentary Studies Workshop  
DS 251 - Topics in Documentary Studies  
DS 302 - Advanced Documentary Studies Workshop  
AHDS 324 - The Artist Interview  
DS 351 - Advanced Topics in Documentary Studies  
DS 371 - Independent Study in Documentary Studies  
DS 381 - Skidmore-Saratoga Memory Project Practicum  
DS 399 - Professional Internship in Documentary Studies  
 
ID 351 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies  (when topic is Contemporary Time Based Media)
 
MF 351 C or D - Advanced Topics in Media and Film Studies  (when topic is Introduction to Time-Based Media)
 
 
 
PL 251C - Topics in Political Science: American Politics  
 
 
 
 
SO 251 A-D - Special Topics in Sociology  (when topic is Social Science Journalism)
 
 
Cross-Divisional Categories
A. Humanities

 
AH 251 - Special Topics in Art History   (when topic is Popular Cultures in Asia: Appeal and Impact)
 
AH 375C - Seminar: Modern and Contemporary Art in the West  (when topic is Framing Photography)
 
 
 
 
DS 201 - Principles of Documentary  
DS 251 - Topics in Documentary Studies  (when topic is Film and Truth)
 
EN 228 - Special Studies: Form  (when topic is Documentary Film)
EN 229 - Special Studies: Texts in Context  (when topic is Childhood in Cinema or Literature in the Digital Age or Transnational Cinema)
 
  (when topic is Remixes, Memes, and Mashups)
HI 251 A-D - Topics in History  (when topic is HI 251D - Japanese Film History)
HI 351A-D - Topics in History   
IA 251A - Topics in International Affairs  (when topic is International Affairs and Journalism)
MB 351 - Special Topics in Business and Management     (when topic is Visualizing Work: Pop Culture's Representation of the Work Experience or Media and the Meaning of Work)
MF 251 C or D - Special Topics in Media and Film Studies  (when topics include: Interrogating Spectatorship; Law and Ethics in Media)
MF 351 C or D - Advanced Topics in Media and Film Studies  (when topics include: Black Sounds; Video Gaming)
 
 
 
 
 
PH 230 - Topics in Philosophy  (wehn topic is Film Truth)
RE 230 - Topics in Religion (NA), (A)  (when topic is Drawing Identity)
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
WLL 305 - East Asian Cinema: History, Genres, and Waves  
 
WLL 376 A-D - Seminar  (when topic is Narrative and Cinema: Japan)
  
B. Visual and Performing Arts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AR 264J - Special Topics In Studio Art: Other Media  (when topic is Interactive Design)
 
 
 
 
 
AR 351J - Special Topics in Studio Art: Other media  (when topic is Advanced Digital Media)
 
 
 
AR 358 - Motion Graphics and Animation  
DS 110 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Video  
DS 111 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Audio  
DS 112 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Photography  
DS 113 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Interviewing  
DS 114 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Exhibition  
DS 115 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Web Design  
DS 116 A or B - Storytelling Toolkit: Topics  
DS 202 - Documentary Studies Workshop  
DS 251 - Topics in Documentary Studies  
DS 302 - Advanced Documentary Studies Workshop  
AHDS 324 - The Artist Interview  
DS 351 - Advanced Topics in Documentary Studies  
DS 371 - Independent Study in Documentary Studies  
DS 381 - Skidmore-Saratoga Memory Project Practicum  
DS 399 - Professional Internship in Documentary Studies  
ID 351 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies  (when topic is Contemporary Time Based Media)
MF 351 C or D - Advanced Topics in Media and Film Studies  (when topic is Introduction to Time-Based Electronic Media)
 
 
 
 
C. Social Science
AAMB 321 - Entertainment Law and Business  
 
 
AM 265 - Popular Culture  (counts toward minor when it is Post-Apocalyptic Film and Literature)
AM 351 C or D - Topics In American Culture  (when topic is Reading "The Wire" or Sports Cinema)
 
AN 251 - Themes in Anthropology  (when topic is Visual Ethnography)
AN 280 - Ethnographic Research Methods  
  (when HI 351D is: Media and State: Modern China)
 
 
 
 
 
PL 251C - Topics in Political Science: American Politics  
SO 221 - Media Sociology  
SO 251 A-D - Special Topics in Sociology  (when topics include Sociology of the Media and Race, Class, Gender, and the Media; Social Science Journalism)
SO 351 A-D - Advanced Special Topics in Sociology  (when topic is Video Ethnography)
 
 
D. Natural Science and Technology
 
CS 376 - Advanced Topics In Computer Science  (when topic is Digital Image Processing)
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

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