Course Info

FILM 390: Advanced Topics in Cinema (Formerly DC 370)

This class will be an in-depth examination of a filmmaker, film genre, or film movement that has had a significant influence on the development of cinematic storytelling and expression. Through lectures, screenings, readings, discussions, and critical writing assignments, students will analyze the distinctive traits of the selected topic within the broader context of cinema history and culture. Specific topics will be selected by the instructor and will vary with each quarter. PREREQUISITE(S): None

This course is repeatable.

Winter 2020-2021

Topic: The Weird and the Fantastic
Section: 220
Class number: 34022
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async
Instructor:
Topic: Authorship in Hollywood Cinema
Section: 221
Class number: 34023
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async
Instructor:
Topic: The Heist Film
Section: 501
Class number: 28661
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: Online: Sync
Instructor:

Fall 2020-2021

Topic: Producing From Concept to Completion
Section: 703
Class number: 16178
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: Online: Sync
Topic: The Sci-Fi City in Film
Section: 704
Class number: 16788
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async
Instructor: Daniel Bashara
Section: 705
Class number: 17891
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: Online: Sync
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus

Spring 2019-2020

Topic: Queering the Film
Section: 301
Class number: 36565
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Instructor: Peter Forster
Topic: The Portfolio
Section: 302
Class number: 37003
Meeting time: M 9:35AM - 12:50PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Topic: Creative Producing
Section: 901
Class number: 30187
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Topic: The Weird and the Fantastic
Section: 902
Class number: 36566
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Instructor: Daniel Bashara
Topic: Diy Pandemic Production
Section: 920
Class number: 37331
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

Winter 2019-2020

Topic: The Heist Film
Section: 501
Class number: 25524
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Eric Marsh | View syllabus
Section: 801
Class number: 25533
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL107 at Loop Campus

Fall 2019-2020

Topic: Queering the Film
Section: 150
Class number: 16927
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Study Abroad
Topic: The Heist Film
Section: 701
Class number: 16199
Meeting time: M 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
Topic: The Sci-Fi City in Film
Section: 702
Class number: 16753
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: ARTLT 00203 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Daniel Bashara

Spring 2018-2019

Topic: Psychedelic Cinema of the '60s Counterculture
Section: 901
Class number: 30757
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Topic: Faith and Transcendence in Cinema
Section: 903
Class number: 36951
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:45PM
Location: ARTLT 00406 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Michael Deangelis
CLOSED

Winter 2018-2019

Topic: The Weird and the Fantastic
Section: 201
Class number: 27423
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: ARTLT 00203 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Daniel Bashara
Topic: David Lynch: Dreams of the Guilty
Section: 501
Class number: 25632
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 26776
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus

Fall 2018-2019

Section: 440
Class number: 14959
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Off Campus
Topic: Universal Horror Films
Section: 701
Class number: 15176
Meeting time: M 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus

Summer 10 week 2017-2018

Section: 240
Class number: 42231
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Off Campus

Spring 2017-2018

Section: 640
Class number: 34303
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Off Campus
Topic: Black Voices in Modern Cinema
Section: 901
Class number: 34722
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Topic: Brand Recognition: Authorship in Cinema
Section: 902
Class number: 34723
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 01137 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Jason Sperb

Winter 2017-2018

Topic: Psychotic Women
Section: 501
Class number: 20956
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Section: 540
Class number: 21164
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Off Campus
Topic: The Sci-Fi City in Film
Section: 802
Class number: 21127
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: ARTLT 00203 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Daniel Bashara

Fall 2017-2018

Topic: The Cinematic City
Section: 101
Class number: 16726
Meeting time: MW 2:40PM - 4:40PM
Location: ARTLT 00203 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Daniel Bashara

Section 150

Class number 17001

Topic: Sa: Cdm India
Meeting dates: 9/6/2017 - 11/21/2017
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Study Abroad
CLOSED
Topic: Sa: Cdm India
Meeting dates: 9/6/2017 - 11/21/2017
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Study Abroad
Instructor: Anu Rana | View syllabus
CLOSED


Section: 440
Class number: 12773
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Off Campus
Topic: Queer Crime
Section: 701
Class number: 16727
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: ARTLT 00406 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Peter Forster

Section 702

Class number 16728

Topic: Beyond Bollywood
Meeting dates: 9/6/2017 - 11/21/2017
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Topic: Beyond Bollywood
Meeting dates: 9/6/2017 - 11/21/2017
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Anu Rana | View syllabus


Spring 2016-2017

Topic: Women in Hollywood
Section: 602
Class number: 36923
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: 14EAS LL102 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Kelli Marshall
Section: 640
Class number: 33753
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Off Campus
Topic: Film Noir
Section: 901
Class number: 36922
Meeting time: M 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: ARTLT 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Daniel Bashara

Winter 2016-2017

Topic: Freedom in Cinema
Section: 501
Class number: 22458
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus

Section 510

Class number 22459

Topic: Freedom in Cinema
Meeting dates: 1/2/2017 - 3/18/2017
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Suzi Wachowski
Topic: Freedom in Cinema
Meeting dates: 1/2/2017 - 3/18/2017
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote


Section: 540
Class number: 27638
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Off Campus
Topic: The Sci-Fi City in Film
Section: 802
Class number: 27108
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: ARTLT 00203 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Daniel Bashara

Fall 2016-2017

Topic: Hollywood Animation
Section: 401
Class number: 41539
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: 14EAS 00604 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Daniel Bashara

Section 402

Class number 33946

Topic: Set Construction and Prop Making
Meeting dates: 9/7/2016 - 11/22/2016
Meeting time: F 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Location: CINES PST15 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: John Corba | View syllabus
Topic: Set Construction and Prop Making
Meeting dates: 9/7/2016 - 11/22/2016
Meeting time: F 9:00AM - 12:15PM
Location: CINES P0101 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: John Corba | View syllabus


Section: 440
Class number: 33714
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Off Campus
Topic: Latin American Cinema
Section: 701
Class number: 41540
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 01137 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Luisela Alvaray

Summer II 2015-2016

Topic: John Carpenter
Section: 501
Class number: 41041
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Eric Marsh | View syllabus
Topic: John Carpenter
Section: 510
Class number: 42621
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Eric Marsh | View syllabus

Spring 2015-2016

Topic: Walk Like A Man
Section: 301
Class number: 37833
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00503 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Kelly Kessler
Topic: The Cinematic City
Section: 302
Class number: 33304
Meeting time: MW 2:40PM - 4:40PM
Location: ARTLT 00203 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Daniel Bashara
Topic: Creativity in Practice
Section: 601
Class number: 33296
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00924 at Loop Campus
Section: 640
Class number: 33081
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Off Campus

Dec Intersession 2015-2016

Topic: Blade Runner
Section: 804
Class number: 26891
Meeting time: MTuWTh 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Topic: Blade Runner
Section: 814
Class number: 26892
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

Winter 2015-2016

Topic: Psychotic Women in Horror Cinema
Section: 501
Class number: 23050
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Topic: Psychotic Women in Horror Cinema
Section: 510
Class number: 23051
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Topic: The Sci-Fi City in Film
Section: 801
Class number: 26838
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00603 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Daniel Bashara
Topic: Quentin Tarantino and Spike Lee
Section: 803
Class number: 23054
Meeting time: M 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL102 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Kelli Marshall