7:15p-8:30p MW (30) 3 cr.
TOPIC: FILM AND TV IMAGES OF SPORTS
In this course, we will read a number of texts about popular culture,
particularly works on
genre and ideology in film and television. We will apply the concepts
from these readings to
such films as Hoosiers, The Natural, and Raging Bull, as
well as to
representations of sports, including IU basketball games, Notre Dame
football games, and
Student responsibility in the course includes a number of short papers; also a class presentation on any current or past sports movie of the studentís choosing; and a midterm and final exam. Students will have the option of substituting a major project for the final exam. The major projects can consist of: a research paper on any topic connected to the course; OR a creative project, e.g., a film or TV script or a short film or videotape on any topic prompted by the course.
You do not have to be an English or film major to take this class. We
will use a textbook
that explains cinematic and TV terms, and no student will be
handicapped by a lack of
background in film and television studies.
ONE WARNING: DO NOT TAKE THIS COURSE IF YOU DO NOT LIKE SPORTS.