Tiffany Deater

Assistant Professor


304D Marano Campus Center

Office hours

FALL 2019
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
10:30 - 11:15
or by appointment

Classes taught


CSS 111/8CF



323 Marano CC

CSS 395/800 M 3:00-6:00 175 Shineman
ENG 388/800



323 Marano CC
175 Shineman

CSS 111 FIRST YEAR PRACTICUM-A project-based introduction to critical filmmaking.  Students are asked to solve a series of practical problems, critically reflect upon their ways of working and forms of thought, consider the wider implications of those ways and forms, and revisit the problems with alternative solutions in mind.

CSS 395/800 CINEMA AND THE ENVIRONMENT-Environmental films will be seen as texts to be understood from cultural, historical, and political perspectives. The course will use a rhetorical approach for understanding environmental films by analyzing audience, context, and purpose.  It will challenge students to apply critical thinking skills as they construct arguments related to themes and topics presented in environmental films. This course will ask:  How does the artistic process influence representations of environment in film? How does the film medium construct meaning around environmental issues?  What are the implications?

ENG 388 FILM GENRE-A history and analysis of film genre. The course will examine the notion of film genre as distinct from other notions of genre, in particular, literary genre. Special attention will be paid to horror, melodrama, film noir, musicals, science fiction, and teen pics.  Prerequisite: ENG 286 or minimum sophomore standing, or instructor permission.