Courses offered during the 2013 NAU Summer Film Institute

CINE 100, 15 Screenings: Film and the Big Screen Experience (1 credit, P/F), A. Klocke
The purpose of CINE 100 is to expose students to alternative, independent, and classic film programming in public, local or regional venues. Students will have the opportunity to see a variety of thoughtful films in public venues, thereby expanding students' exposure to cinema beyond mainstream commercial film programming. The fifteen screenings preclude Hollywood films at commercial mainstream theaters, unless approved by instructor.

CINE 199, Special Topics: Film Noir (3 credits), B. Fox
Noir. A genre? A style? A medium? All? None? Some combination? In this class, we will explore this entity called noir. We will discuss the characteristics and importance of noir as it reflects societal values and perspectives—or does not—using a variety of scholarly texts and articles, books, and films. We will use texts from the Brothers Grimm, and hard-boiled detective stories.  We will watch a dozen or so noir films, including some combination of Sunset Boulevard, Chinatown, The Searchers, Double Indemnity, The Killers, and I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang. While we will critically analyze these stories and movies, I plan to have us remember to enjoy them also.

CINE 408, Fieldwork Experience (1-6 credits, P/F), A. Klocke
This course provides a framework for experiential learning. Please contact the instructor for more details.

HUM 232, Cinema and Borders: Race, Migration and Diaspora in Film and Media (3 credits), J. Costello
We will examine world borders, international migration and diaspora as portrayed in cinema from around the world through an interdisciplinary and topical approach. Topics include U.S. immigration from Ellis Island to Arizona's SB 1070, changing attitudes in Europe toward immigration and upheaval and immigration controversies in the Middle East and Asia. Race is explored as a determining factor in border controversies from seeing how race is constructed by cultural and political considerations and how images of the "other" have been shaped over time in response to political, economic and cultural trends.

HUM 382, World Perspectives in Humanities: Latin American Film (3 credits), J. Costello
It may be a surprise that Cuba produces critically acclaimed comedies or that Bolivia has a long tradition of highly political filmmaking. The varied ethnic, regional and national identities within the Latin American cultural landscape defy any single categorization. Using a topical and interdisciplinary approach this course explores the great diversity of Latin America revealing the multiplicity of artistic, cultural, political and historic influences that shape the cinema of these many nations.

CCS 250, Cultural Perspectives: War, Nazism, and the Holocaust in German Film (3 credits), A. Klocke
This class explores 20th-century German identity, culture, history, and politics through film analysis and readings. As much as cinema across the globe has looked at Hollywood for inspiration, films from other continents have impacted American society in myriad ways. This course provides a window into one of these other societal traditions and lets students broaden their understanding of the interrelatedness of form, artistic medium and culture. In particular, students will understand the cultural, political, and historical causes of Nazism, World War II, the Holocaust, ethnic immigration/integration, and understand Germany's role within the global context and how these issues are represented in German film.