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DC 222: Classic Hollywood Film Structure

Critical analysis of successful Hollywood films and their narrative structures. Films of various genres and eras will be examined. Students will learn how to recognize classical three-act structure in finished films and scripts. Students will develop a cinematic language with which to discuss films as well as a toolbox of techniques to use when making films. Key story concepts to be discussed include: protagonist, antagonist, want versus need, elements of the future, poetic justice, planting and payoff, catalyst, climax, and Aristotelian terminology. PREREQUISITE(S): NONE

Winter 2017-2018

Section: 501
Class number: 20705
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
Section: 503
Class number: 20930
Meeting time: W 10:00AM - 1:15PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 510
Class number: 25552
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
Section: 512
Class number: 25611
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 101
Class number: 12721
Meeting time: Th 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 110
Class number: 12722
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 701
Class number: 12723
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 710
Class number: 12724
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

Summer II 2016-2017

Section: 501
Class number: 41921
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 510
Class number: 42027
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Syrek

Summer I 2016-2017

Section: 201
Class number: 41843
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 41844
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 601
Class number: 33475
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 33664
Meeting time: Th 10:00AM - 1:15PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 610
Class number: 33476
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 611
Class number: 33665
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 901
Class number: 33823
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 910
Class number: 33824
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Dec Intersession 2016-2017

Section: 503
Class number: 22206
Meeting time: TuWTh 1:00PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Section: 513
Class number: 22207
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

Winter 2016-2017

Section: 501
Class number: 22098
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 22099
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 22415
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Section: 810
Class number: 22416
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 101
Class number: 33588
Meeting time: Th 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 110
Class number: 33590
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 701
Class number: 33592
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 710
Class number: 33594
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer II 2015-2016

Section: 501
Class number: 40866
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 40867
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer I 2015-2016

Section: 201
Class number: 40807
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 40808
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 601
Class number: 32763
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 32974
Meeting time: Th 10:10AM - 1:25PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
Section: 610
Class number: 32764
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 611
Class number: 32975
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
CLOSED
Section: 901
Class number: 33162
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 910
Class number: 33163
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

Dec Intersession 2015-2016

Section: 503
Class number: 22730
Meeting time: TuWTh 1:00PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Section: 513
Class number: 22732
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Winter 2015-2016

Section: 501
Class number: 22609
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 510
Class number: 22610
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 801
Class number: 22991
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 810
Class number: 22992
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
CLOSED

Fall 2015-2016

Section: 101
Class number: 11850
Meeting time: Th 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
Section: 110
Class number: 11851
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
Section: 701
Class number: 11852
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 710
Class number: 11853
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer II 2014-2015

Section: 501
Class number: 40947
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 40948
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer I 2014-2015

Section: 202
Class number: 40870
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 211
Class number: 40871
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2014-2015

Section: 601
Class number: 30248
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 30476
Meeting time: Th 10:10AM - 1:25PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 610
Class number: 30249
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 611
Class number: 30477
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 901
Class number: 30725
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 910
Class number: 30726
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus

Dec Intersession 2014-2015

Section: 503
Class number: 20497
Meeting time: TuWTh 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Location: CDM 00222 at Loop Campus
Section: 513
Class number: 20499
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Winter 2014-2015

Section: 501
Class number: 20364
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
CLOSED
Section: 502
Class number: 20366
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 20365
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
Section: 511
Class number: 20367
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 801
Class number: 26729
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
Section: 810
Class number: 26730
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus

Fall 2014-2015

Section: 101
Class number: 17127
Meeting time: Th 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
Section: 110
Class number: 17128
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 401
Class number: 10345
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
Section: 410
Class number: 10346
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
Section: 701
Class number: 17129
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 710
Class number: 17130
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus

Summer II 2013-2014

Section: 501
Class number: 42065
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 42066
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer I 2013-2014

Section: 201
Class number: 40954
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 40955
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2013-2014

Section: 601
Class number: 30290
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 30577
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
Section: 603
Class number: 30766
Meeting time: Th 10:10AM - 1:25PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 610
Class number: 30291
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 611
Class number: 30578
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Joshua Russell
Section: 612
Class number: 30767
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 901
Class number: 36844
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
Section: 910
Class number: 36845
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus

Dec Intersession 2013-2014

Section: 503
Class number: 20623
Meeting time: MWF 4:45PM - 8:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 513
Class number: 20625
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

Winter 2013-2014

Section: 501
Class number: 20451
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 502
Class number: 20453
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Ronald Fernandez
Section: 510
Class number: 20452
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 511
Class number: 20454
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Ronald Fernandez
CLOSED

Fall 2013-2014

Section: 401
Class number: 11313
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 410
Class number: 11314
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

Summer I 2012-2013

Section: 201
Class number: 41233
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 41234
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2012-2013

Section: 601
Class number: 35185
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 602
Class number: 35789
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 603
Class number: 36987
Meeting time: Th 10:10AM - 1:25PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
Section: 610
Class number: 35186
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 611
Class number: 35790
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 612
Class number: 36988
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus

Dec Intersession 2012-2013

Section: 503
Class number: 26312
Meeting time: TuWTh 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Section: 513
Class number: 26320
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

Winter 2012-2013

Section: 501
Class number: 25138
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Kristyn Benedyk
CLOSED
Section: 502
Class number: 25140
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 25139
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Kristyn Benedyk
CLOSED
Section: 511
Class number: 25141
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus