Jun 19, 2018  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Course Descriptions


All undergraduate courses offered by the university are listed. Not all of the courses listed are offered within a single academic year. A listing of the courses offered during a given semester is available online before preregistration each semester.

Note: This catalogue has been amended per a 2016 UNCW Faculty Senate decision to retroactively remove the Thematic Transdisciplinary Cluster requirement from the University Studies program. Students who wish to complete a cluster may do so, however, completion of a cluster is no longer required.  Course description references to Thematic Transdisciplinary Clusters apply to students who choose to complete a cluster.

Trial Courses

Academic departments may offer special trial courses during the fall and spring semesters on a one-time basis without adding them to their regular departmental offerings. A second trial offering, if additional data are essential, must be within two regular semesters of the first. Numbers designating these special courses are 292 and 492. Descriptive information on trial courses does not appear in the catalogue but is on file in the Office of the Registrar.

Sequenced Courses

A hyphen connecting courses (e.g., 201-202) indicates that the first course in the sequence must be satisfactorily completed prior to registration in the second course of the sequence. When course numbers are separated by a comma (e.g., 201, 202), the first course is not necessarily prerequisite to those following. 

Online Courses

The university currently offers a variety of online courses, and two degree programs, the RN to B.S. option in nursing and Bachelor of Science in clinical research (CLR), are delivered totally online. Such courses are so designated in the Class Schedule and are open to both on- and off-campus students. Students interested in these programs should consult the online courses Web site http://www.uncw.edu/online.

Credits and Class Meetings

Unless specifically indicated at the end of the course description, the number of hours a class meets each week is the same as the credit hour value of the course. The semester hours credit for each course is indicated in parentheses immediately below the title of the course. For example, if three hours of credit may be earned, the credit is indicated as follows: (3). In variable credit courses, the minimum and maximum hours are shown as follows: (1-3).

Course Prefixes

The prefixes used to designate courses are abbreviations of the names of departments or fields of study within departments, as shown below:

 

Film Studies

   •  FST 110 - Concepts in Film
   •  FST 200 - Introduction to Film Study
   •  FST 201 - Introduction to Film Production
   •  FST 204 - The Business of Film
   •  FST 205 - Introduction to World Cinema
   •  FST 206 - Perspectives in European Cinema
   •  FST 210 - Moviemakers and Scholars Series
   •  FST 220 - 3-D Computer Graphics Tools and Literacy
   •  FST 230 - Women in Film
   •  FST 301 - Film Tools and Techniques
   •  FST 302 - Intermediate Film Production
   •  FST 304 - Legal Issues in Film and Entertainment Law
   •  FST 317 - Writing about Film
   •  FST 318 - Screenwriting I: Introduction to Screenwriting
   •  FST 320 - Computer Animation
   •  FST 330 - Producing
   •  FST 331 - Introduction to Editing
   •  FST 332 - Interactive Media
   •  FST 333 - Modes of Animation Production
   •  FST 334 - 6x1: Variations on the One-Minute Film
   •  FST 335 - Acting for the Camera
   •  FST 363 - Producing the Undergraduate Film Magazine
   •  FST 367 - Film Authors
   •  FST 368 - Studies in Film Styles and Genres
   •  FST 369 - Special Topics in Film Studies
   •  FST 370 - Early Cinema
   •  FST 371 - History of Documentary Film
   •  FST 372 - History of Avant-Garde Film
   •  FST 375 - Studies in Global Film History
   •  FST 376 - American Cinema 1927-1960
   •  FST 377 - American Cinema Since 1961
   •  FST 378 - History of New Wave Cinemas
   •  FST 379 - Studies in Film History
   •  FST 380 - Introduction to Bollywood Cinema
   •  FST 381 - History of Russian and Soviet Cinema
   •  FST 382 - Contemporary Latin American Cinema
   •  FST 383 - Introduction to Latin American Cinema
   •  FST 384 - Contemporary French Cinema
   •  FST 385 - Japanese Cinema
   •  FST 386 - Introduction to German Cinema
   •  FST 387 - Introduction to French Cinema
   •  FST 388 - Introduction to Spanish Cinema
   •  FST 389 - Studies in World Cinema
   •  FST 391 - The Art of the Camera
   •  FST 392 - Lighting
   •  FST 393 - Sound Recording
   •  FST 394 - Sound Design
   •  FST 396 - Studio Seminar in Film Production
   •  FST 397 - Cinematography
   •  FST 398 - Practicum in Film Production
   •  FST 399 - Film Directing
   •  FST 418 - Screenwriting II: Writing the Feature Film
   •  FST 419 - Screenwriting III: Film Adaptation
   •  FST 430 - Digital Visual Effects
   •  FST 440 - Film Theory
   •  FST 445 - Film Rhetoric
   •  FST 451 - Film Festival and Conference Management
   •  FST 480 - Special Topics in World Cinema
   •  FST 491 - Directed Individual Study
   •  FST 493 - Directed Seminar in Production
   •  FST 495 - Senior Seminar in Film Production
   •  FST 496 - Senior Seminar in Film Study
   •  FST 497 - Applied Post Production
   •  FST 498 - Internship in Film Studies
   •  FST 499 - Honors Work in Film Studies