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    Vassar College
   
 
  Nov 25, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018

Course Descriptions


 

Environmental Studies: III. Advanced

   •  ENST 375 - Aquatic Chemistry
   •  ENST 381 - Topics in Ecosystem Ecology - Ecosystem Structure and Function
   •  ENST 383 - Dissent at the End of the Anthropocene
   •  ENST 385 - Technology, Ecology, and Society
   •  ENST 389 - From the Natural History Museum to Ecotourism:The Collection of Nature
   •  ENST 399 - Senior Independent Research

Film: I. Introductory

   •  FILM 175 - Introduction to Screen Arts

Film: II. Intermediate

   •  FILM 210 - World Cinema to 1945
   •  FILM 211 - World Cinema After 1945
   •  FILM 212 - Genre: The Musical
   •  FILM 214 - Genre: The War Film
   •  FILM 215 - Genre: Science Fiction
   •  FILM 216 - Genre: Romantic Comedy
   •  FILM 217 - Video Art
   •  FILM 218 - Genre: The Western
   •  FILM 220 - Chinese Film and Contemporary Fiction
   •  FILM 230 - European Women's Cinema
   •  FILM 231 - Minorities in the Media
   •  FILM 232 - African American Cinema
   •  FILM 233 - The McCarthy Era and Film
   •  FILM 238 - Music in Film
   •  FILM 240 - Foundations
   •  FILM 254 - Emotional Engagement with Film
   •  FILM 255 - Four Italian Filmmakers (in English)
   •  FILM 256 - American Television History
   •  FILM 260 - Documentary: History and Aesthetics
   •  FILM 265 - German Film in English Translation
   •  FILM 266 - Genre: Asian Horror
   •  FILM 282 - Media Industries: Fox
   •  FILM 288 - American Avant-Garde Film
   •  FILM 290 - Field Work
   •  FILM 298 - Independent Work

Film: III. Advanced

   •  FILM 300 - Film Research Thesis
   •  FILM 301 - Film Screenplay Thesis
   •  FILM 310 - Film Authorship
   •  FILM 317 - Introduction to Screenwriting
   •  FILM 319 - Advanced Screenwriting
   •  FILM 320 - Filmmaking I
   •  FILM 321 - Filmmaking II
   •  FILM 325 - Writing the Short Film
   •  FILM 326 - Documentary Workshop
   •  FILM 327 - Narrative Workshop
   •  FILM 335 - Celebrity and Power: Stardom in Contemporary Culture
   •  FILM 336 - African Cinema: A Continental Survey
   •  FILM 337 - Indian National Cinema
   •  FILM 339 - Contemporary Southeast Asian Cinemas
   •  FILM 379 - Computer Animation: Art, Science and Criticism
   •  FILM 392 - Research Seminar in Film History and Theory
   •  FILM 399 - Senior Independent Work

French and Francophone Studies: I. Introductory

   •  FREN 105 - Elementary French
   •  FREN 106 - Elementary French
   •  FREN 109 - Basic French Review
   •  FREN 170 - Meeting Places

French and Francophone Studies: II. Intermediate

The intermediate level comprises a third-semester level (FREN 205 ), a fourth-semester level (FREN 206 ), a fifth-semester level (FREN 210 ), and a sixth-semester level (200-level courses numbered above 210). Prerequisite for all sixth-semester courses: completion of FREN 210  or the equivalent. Students desiring an introduction to the study of literature and culture may begin by electing FREN 212 . Rotating topics courses may be taken more than once.

   •  FREN 205 - Intermediate French I
   •  FREN 206 - Intermediate French II
   •  FREN 210 - The Francophone World Through Text, Sound, and Image
   •  FREN 212 - Reading Literature and Film
   •  FREN 228 - Tellers and Tales
   •  FREN 230 - Medieval and Early Modern Times
   •  FREN 231 - Revolutionary France and Its Legacies
   •  FREN 232 - The Modern Age
   •  FREN 235 - Contemporary France
   •  FREN 240 - Grammar and Composition
   •  FREN 241 - Composition and Conversation
   •  FREN 242 - Studies in Genre I
   •  FREN 243 - Studies in Genre II
   •  FREN 244 - French Cinema
   •  FREN 246 - French-Speaking Cultures and Literatures of Africa and the Caribbean
   •  FREN 280 - “On connaît la chanson”: French & Francophone Culture through Songs
   •  FREN 290 - Field Work
   •  FREN 298 - Independent Work

French and Francophone Studies: III. Advanced

Prerequisite for all advanced courses: 1 unit of 200-level work above FREN 210  or FREN 212 , or Study Abroad in France or in a French-speaking country, or by permission of the department. Open to freshman and sophomores only by permission of the instructor. Rotating topics courses may be taken more than once.

   •  FREN 300 - Senior Thesis
   •  FREN 301 - Senior Translation
   •  FREN 302 - Senior Project
   •  FREN 303 - Senior Project
   •  FREN 332 - Literature and Society in Pre-Revolutionary France
   •  FREN 348 - Modernism and its Discontents
   •  FREN 355 - Cross-Currents in French Culture
   •  FREN 366 - Francophone Literature and Cultures
   •  FREN 370 - Stylistics and Translation
   •  FREN 378 - Black Paris
   •  FREN 380 - Special Seminar
   •  FREN 399 - Senior Independent Work

Geography-Anthropology

   •  GEAN 290 - Field Work
   •  GEAN 300 - Senior Thesis
   •  GEAN 301 - Senior Thesis
   •  GEAN 302 - Senior Thesis
   •  GEAN 399 - Senior Independent Work

Geography: I. Introductory

   •  GEOG 100 - Earth Resource Challenges
   •  GEOG 102 - Global Geography: People, Places, and Regions
   •  GEOG 111 - Science and Justice in the Anthropocene
   •  GEOG 151 - Earth, Environment, and Humanity

Geography: II. Intermediate

   •  GEOG 220 - Cartography: Making Maps with GIS
   •  GEOG 221 - Soils
   •  GEOG 224 - GIS: Spatial Analysis
   •  GEOG 228 - Web Mapping: Advanced Approaches to Publishing
   •  GEOG 230 - Geographic Research Methods
   •  GEOG 231 - Geomorphology: Surface Processes and Evolution of Landforms
   •  GEOG 235 - Water
   •  GEOG 236 - The Making of Modern East Asia: Empires and Transnational Interactions
 

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