Course Info

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

Critical analysis of successful Hollywood films and their narrative structures. Films of multiple genres and eras by creators with a diverse and intersectional range of identities 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.

Spring 2020-2021

Section: 601
Class number: 30200
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: Online: Sync
Instructor:
Section: 610
Class number: 30161
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async (Sync-Option)
Instructor:
Section: 901
Class number: 30245
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: Online: Sync
Instructor:
Section: 910
Class number: 30168
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async (Sync-Option)
Instructor:

Winter 2020-2021

Section: 503
Class number: 28816
Meeting time: W 10:00AM - 1:15PM
Location: Online: Sync
Section: 512
Class number: 28817
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async (Sync-Option)
CLOSED

Fall 2020-2021

Section: 110
Class number: 10709
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
CLOSED

Summer II 2019-2020

Section: 510
Class number: 40029
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

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: Remote
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: Remote

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: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 512
Class number: 25739
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
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: Remote
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: Remote

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: Remote

Summer I 2018-2019

Section: 220
Class number: 40213
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

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: Remote
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: Remote

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: Remote
Section: 512
Class number: 26080
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
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: Remote
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: Remote
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: Remote
Instructor: Michael McCarthy

Summer I 2017-2018

Section: 220
Class number: 42105
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

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: Remote
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 611
Class number: 34225
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
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: Remote
CLOSED

Dec Intersession 2017-2018

Section: 513
Class number: 26226
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
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: Remote
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
Section: 512
Class number: 25611
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
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: Remote
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: Remote
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: Remote
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: Remote

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: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 611
Class number: 33665
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
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: Remote

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: Remote
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: Remote
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: On 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: Remote
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: Remote