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Exciting Humanities Electives still Available for Fall and Winter Terms!

Looking for an elective course this fall or winter term? Check out this list of courses that range from discussions of social justice, a study of the fairy tale, and a look at the business of the film and television industry. Discover a new and exciting elective course with our list below.

FALL 2020

CMST 1A03 – Introduction to Communication
This course examines communication and media industries, content, and audiences in historical, social, political, economic, technological, and cultural contexts. Students will be introduced to basic theoretical perspectives, policy concerns, professional practices, and social issues foundational to communication studies.

ENGLISH 2CL3 – Canadian Literature of Dissent & Social Justice
This course critically examines the relationship between social justice movements and Canadian literature, paying close attention to the way in which literatures of dissent interact with and challenge entrenched national narratives in the place some people call Canada. We will look to particular issues of injustice and oppression – Residential Schools, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Anti-Black Racism, and Transphobia, among others – to see how authors are approaching, addressing, and resisting these realities via their writing.

GERMAN 2FT3 – The Fairy Tale (taught in English)
The course will examine fairy tales from a variety of cultures and historical periods with special emphasis on the work of the Brothers Grimm. In chronological order we will focus on particular motifs, situating the Grimm fairy tales within their larger European context: Cinderella in Film and Fiction; The Bridegroom as Beast; Mermaids and Treacherous Water Nymphs; Of Little Men and Dangerous Wolves; Political and Feminist Tales; Animal and Child Heroes.

THTRFLM 1FT3 – Breaking into Film and Television
This course explores the nature of the business of the modern film and television industry through the eyes of a seasoned film-maker and producer. Students will be introduced to the creation of a film from the formation of an idea, script development and financing to production, development, marketing and distribution.

THTRFLM 2CP3 – Culture and Performance
A critical examination of performances that produce social and cultural thought and of the artists’ strategic practices, particularly in terms of challenges to artistic and social norms.

THTRFLM 2J03 – The Business of Acting in Film and Television
Today’s entertainment environment presents actors with increasingly complex problems, opportunities, and the ongoing need for imaginative, out-of-the box tools to work effectively within a global marketplace. This course will prepare and equip students with practical tools and a realistic understanding on the business of acting in film and television in today’s world.

THTRFLM 3N03 – Artist’s Alternative Film and Video
An exploration of artists’ film and video produced outside of dominant institutions, including such practices as documentary, autobiography, community projects, experimental film, short film and video art

WINTER 2021

THTRFLM 2JJ3 – The Business of Writing in Film and Television
Today’s entertainment environment presents writer/graduates with increasingly complex problems, opportunities, and the ongoing need for current, imaginative, out-of-the box stories and a restructured style to effectively work with a global audience, intense competitors and wide markets that rely on the new, varied aspects of media in which they operate. This course will prepare and equip students with practical tools and a realistic understanding on the business of writing film and television in today’s world.

THTRFLM 3P03/WOMENST 3BB3 – Gender and Visual Culture (currently named women and visual culture)
Students will explore ideas about representation, spectatorship and production in relation to issues of social difference, such as gender, race and class. Emphasis is on visuality in forms such as film, video, television, advertising, et cetera.