This seminar will study topics in the theory, analysis, and history of cinema. Topics will vary, but there will be a special focus on methods that have been important to the field of film studies, such as genre studies, auteur studies, theories of spectatorship, and methods of close analysis. The course will include a required weekly film viewing. The course may be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisites: COMM 1302 (cross-listed as FILM 1301) or COMM 2302 or consent of instructor.