This course is a specialized study of a theme, problem, movement, or figure in the theory and practice of film and media. Included among potential topics: feminist film theory; television and the construction of race, gender, sexuality, class, and ethnicity; identity formations in cybermedia; narrative production of “home” in daytime soap operas; science fiction films and commodifications of future; or Steven Spielberg and the phenomenon of mall movies. The subject matter for the semester will be announced prior to each offering of the course. Depending on the topic, this course may be used to satisfy an elective requirement for the English major. Depending on the topic, it may be repeated for credit and prerequisites may apply. Check the online “Schedule of Classes” for topics and prerequisites.