Moving Image Arts (MOVI)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description General Education Category
MOVI 102 Introduction to Film 3 hours. Representative selections from a variety of periods and forms. Development of analytical skills in the reading of film.   Same as ENGL 102. Creative Arts course.
MOVI 121 Introduction to Moving Image Arts 3 hours. Examination and interpretation of moving image texts such as film, television, and new digital media. Same as ENGL 121. Creative Arts course.
MOVI 200 Communication Technologies 3 hours. History, development, and social impact of communication technology:  print, broadcast, cable, satellite, computer, internet.  Issues related to infrastructure, regulation, access, globalization, conveyance, and change.   Same as COMM 200. This is blended-online and classroom course. Use of computer and internet access is required. A high speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. Prerequisite(s): COMM 103 and sophomore standing or above and approval of the department.  Course Information:  Registration restrictions:  For Moving Image Arts minors must obtain approval of the Department of Communication.  
MOVI 232 History of Film I: 1890 to World War II 3 hours. History of film from its beginnings in the 1890s up to World War II. Same as AH 232 and ENGL 232.    
MOVI 233 History of Film II: World War II to the Present 3 hours. History of film from World War II to contemporary movements in world cinema. Same as AH 233 and ENGL 233.    
MOVI 234 History of Television 3 hours. A critical history of television.   Same as COMM 234 and ENGL 234.  One additional hour each week for required screenings.  
MOVI 270 The Reel Arab 3 hours. Examination of how Arabs are portrayed in the cinema. Exploration of popular films (both Western and Arab) and their prominent conventions. Focus on gender issues, racial and ethnic representations, and analysis of patriarchal attitudes. Same as MOVI 270. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL 160; or any 100- or 200-level film course. Creative Arts course.
MOVI 280 Italian and Italian American Cinema 3 hours. Italian and Italian American films and cinematic movements presented within the context of Italian culture and its diaspora. Same as ITAL 280. Taught in English. Films screened with English subtitles. Recommended Background: Credit or concurrent registration in ENGL 102; or Credit or concurrent registration in ENGL 120; or Credit or concurrent registration in ENGL 121. Creative Arts course.
MOVI 302 Studies in the Moving Image 3 hours. Study of a topic or movement in film and/or other media forms. Same as ENGL 302.  May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 102 or consent of instructor.  
MOVI 431 The History and Politics of Africa on Film 3 OR 4 hours. Key moments and issues in African history through the eyes of African film and documentary makers. Same as AAST 431. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above.