FTVM 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Winter 2022, Section 005 - Visualizing the Motor City: Media Representations of Detroit
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
35.00
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Detroit has served as a representative of a wide variety of ideals and anxieties over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries. From the Motor City to the Arsenal of Democracy to Motown to postindustrial ruin to a new urbanist utopia, Detroit has functioned as a repository of a variety of hopes and dreams. This course will consider these various ideas and imaginaries of Detroit through an investigation of the way that the city has been represented in film and other visual media. We will consider films by directors such as David Robert Mitchell, Paul Verhoeven, Sofia Coppola, Curtis Hanson, Steven Soderbergh, Jim Jarmusch, and others. In addition to filmic representations of Detroit, we will also consider how the city has been portrayed in television, music videos, photography, painting, and art installations. 

Course Requirements:

Students will be assessed based on attendance, in-class assignments, critical essays, participation, a research project, a midterm, and a final exam.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates interested in visual media representations of Detroit, the representation of city spaces, and the spatial politics of Detroit.

Class Format:

The course meets twice weekly for lectures with an additional lab for viewing movies.

Schedule

FTVM 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
29334
Open
6
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
29456
Open
15
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (LAB)
 In Person
29457
Open
15
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:30PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
29458
Open
7
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (LEC)
 In Person
29459
Open
9
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (LAB)
 In Person
30813
Open
9
 
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Th 5:00PM - 7:30PM
007 (LEC)
 In Person
35084
Open
3
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
008 (LAB)
 In Person
35085
Open
3
 
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Tu 7:00PM - 9:30PM
009 (LEC)
  Hybrid
37605
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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