University of Montana 1999-2000 Catalog

Michel Valentin (Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures) Chair, Film Committee

The interdisciplinary offerings in film afford students the opportunity to acquire a basic knowledge of the history and development of the film. Specific courses provide study in national cinemas (e.g., American, French, German, and Japanese), directors (e.g., Bergman, Fellini, Hitchcock, Kurosawa), genres (e.g., Silents, Noir, Western, Detective, literary adaptations), and problems (e.g., aesthetics, Existentialism, theology, sexism). The courses view films primarily from historical, critical, and creative perspectives. A course in cinematography is offered, and courses in screen writing and film criticism are offered under the special topics listing; courses are not offered, however, in shooting or producing scripts, nor in technical production, film making, editing, etc. It is recommended that all students take the Introduction to the Film course before enrolling in other courses. Students should examine the class schedule each semester to learn the titles of special topics courses.


Liberal Studies 180 Introduction to the Film

Liberal Studies 195 Special Topics Film

Foreign Languages and Literatures 222L The German Cinema

Foreign Languages and Literatures 338 The French Cinema

Liberal Studies 381 Studies in the Film

English 325 Studies in Literature and Other Disciplines

Philosophy 344 Topics in the Philosophy of the Arts Film

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