Course Info

SCWR 121: Classic Hollywood Film Structure (Formerly DC 222)

Due to COVID-19, Spring in-class sections will be conducted online. Please contact your instructor for more information.

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

Fall 2020-2021

Section: 110
Class number: 10709
Meeting time: -
Location: OLASY NCH00 at Online Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 710
Class number: 10710
Meeting time: -
Location: OLASY NCH00 at Online Campus
Instructor:

Summer II 2019-2020

Section: 510
Class number: 40029
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Spring 2019-2020

Section: 601
Class number: 30050
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
Section: 610
Class number: 30006
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
Section: 901
Class number: 30110
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Section: 910
Class number: 30014
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Winter 2019-2020

Section: 501
Class number: 25701
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Section: 503
Class number: 25738
Meeting time: W 10:00AM - 1:15PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 510
Class number: 25737
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 512
Class number: 25739
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
CLOSED

Fall 2019-2020

Section: 101
Class number: 16102
Meeting time: Th 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 110
Class number: 16104
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 701
Class number: 16103
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 710
Class number: 16105
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Summer II 2018-2019

Section: 501
Class number: 40082
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 40169
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Summer I 2018-2019

Section: 220
Class number: 40213
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Spring 2018-2019

Section: 601
Class number: 30339
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Section: 610
Class number: 30037
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 901
Class number: 30549
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Section: 910
Class number: 30100
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Dec Intersession 2018-2019

Section: 520
Class number: 26902
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Loop Campus

Winter 2018-2019

Section: 501
Class number: 25402
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 503
Class number: 25608
Meeting time: W 10:00AM - 1:15PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 510
Class number: 26032
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Section: 512
Class number: 26080
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
CLOSED

Fall 2018-2019

Section: 101
Class number: 14924
Meeting time: Th 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
Section: 110
Class number: 16275
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Lorraine Darrow
Section: 701
Class number: 14925
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 710
Class number: 16276
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

Summer II 2017-2018

Section: 501
Class number: 41248
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Michael McCarthy
Section: 510
Class number: 41615
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Michael McCarthy

Summer I 2017-2018

Section: 220
Class number: 42105
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2017-2018

Section: 601
Class number: 34052
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
Section: 602
Class number: 34224
Meeting time: Th 10:00AM - 1:15PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
Section: 610
Class number: 34053
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 611
Class number: 34225
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 901
Class number: 34366
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 910
Class number: 34367
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

Dec Intersession 2017-2018

Section: 513
Class number: 26226
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

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
CLOSED

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