208 Course Descriptions
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog
response of the human body to physical stress and long term anaerobic and
aerobic training. Topics such as thermoregulation, performance at altitude
and selected detraining are also discussed. Three class and two lab hours
per week. Prerequisite: EXSC U301.
EXSC U455. Fitness Assessment and Prescription (4) Principles of
exercise testing and prescription for a variety of generally healthy individuals.
The class includes other aspects of fitness training such as behavior modification,
business aspects, and metabolic equations and prepares students to
take the ACSM's Certified Exercise Physiologist exam. Prerequisites: EXSC
U301 and EXSC U302.
EXSC U456. Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription (3) Exercise
and risk factor reduction for individuals with current or previous lifestylerelated
or other chronic disease states. Stress testing, electrocardiography,
and prescription of rehabilitative exercise programs will be examined.
Prerequisite: EXSC U301, EXSC U455.
EXSC U457. Essentials of Strength and Conditioning (3) The scientific
foundations of strength training and athletic conditioning, program design
for both power and endurance athletes, performance-enhancing substances,
performance testing, and facility organization and management. Prepares
students to sit for the NSCA's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
exam. Prerequisites: EXSC U301, EXSC U302 and junior standing.
EXSC U459. Sport Nutrition (3) Impact of optimal nutrition on exercise
performance. Important topics include digestion, thermoregulation, metabolism
and fuel usage, sports supplements, and weight control. Prerequisites:
EXSC U301 and junior standing.
EXSC U467. Advanced Strength & Conditioning (3) Advanced program
design and conditioning concepts for athletes. Prerequisite: EXSC 457.
EXSC U480. Internship in Exercise and Sport Science (6) Guided practical
experience in an elected, supervised setting appropriate to the chosen
focus area. Prerequisite: EXSC U390 and junior standing. Pass/fail credit.
EXSC U499. Research Seminar (3). Integration of Exercise and Sport
Science-related knowledge through involvement in the research process.
May include IRB approval process, data collection and analysis, and verbal
presentation of research results. Prerequisites: Senior standing and 15
hours of upper level coursework in the major with a grade of “C” or above.
FILM STUDIES (FILM)
FILM U240. Introduction to Film (3) A survey of the basic elements of
cinema including mode of production, narrative structure, stylistic design,
camera and marketing. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
FILM U326. Motion Picture and Video Techniques (3) Overview of
techniques for pre-produection, production, and post-production of video
and film emphasizing location shooting for short movies. Prerequisite:
FILM U341. Literature and Film (3) Adaptations of novels, short stories
and/or plays into cinema. Historical and cultural contexts of production
and reception of books and films are emphasized. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
FILM U342. Film Genre (3) Characteristics of one or more established
movie genres such as documentary, film noir, science fiction, new wave
cinema, horror, comedy and others. The genre selected may vary based on
the instructor's area of interest or expertise. May be repeated for credit if
the topic changes. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
FILM U360. Film Directors (3) Screening and analysis of feature-length films
from the works of an individual director or a small group of directors. Analysis
involves subject matter, themes, and content as well as technical choices and
style, marketing, distribution, and reception of the motion pictures. May be
repeated for credit if the topic changes. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
FILM U398. Special Topics in Film (3) Reading, viewing, and research in
a selected film period, style, or other matter of cinema. May be repeated
for credit if the topic changes. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
FILM U399. Independent Study (1-3) An individualized, contracted
program of work planned in conjunction with a faculty member. Prerequisite:
consent of instructor.
FILM U425. History of Film to 1967 (3) The motion picture industry from
the silent era to 1967. American and foreign films and film clips are analyzed
to emphasize chronological, technical, structural, economic, thematic and
cultural connections. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
FILM U426. Advanced Cinema Production (3) Planning, primarily location
shooting, editing, and public screening of group video projects. Prior
experience with cameras, lighting, audio, and editing expected. Prerequisite:
FILM U326 or JOUR U330 or consent of instructor.
FILM U435. Film History after 1967 (3) American and foreign films and
film clips are analyzed to emphasize chronological, technical, structural,
economic, thematic, and cultural connections. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
FILM U475. International Film (3) Representative films from countries
other than the United States. Major directors, movements, and periods of
Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, and Europe are covered.
Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
FILM U480. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Film (3) Cinema explored
from the perspective of a specific academic area in addition to film studies.
May be repeated for credit if the topic changes. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
FILM U481. Cultural Diversity and Difference in Film (3) The representation
of race, gender, ethnicity, class, sexuality, age, or other matter of cultural
difference in films. Critical and theoretical readings provide framework to
interpret cinema in a variety of genres. May be repeated for credit if the
topic changes. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
FILM U482. Film Theory and Criticism (3) Various methodologies of
film interpretation described and applied, including early definitive entries
to the field and some or all of the following: auteur, genre, star studies,
psychoanalysis, feminism, viewer response, semiotics, narratology, new
historicism, and cultural studies. Prerequisites: ENGL U102 and FILM U240.