I would appreciate any suggestions anyone may have in developing a course titled "Contemporary Film Criticism" I am teaching a three-credit undergraduate (junior level) course which has not been taught in years. The six week course, according to the catalogue, is an analysis and evaluation of contemporary films and criticism. "Students trace current feature films to their artistic and cinematic roots and assess the value of the new offerings. At the same time they evaluation national criticism (not reviews) of new offerings. After giving an overview of film reviews/criticism/analysis in terms of style and purpose, I thought I would address specific issues in relation to current films. For example how the us vs. them mentality has resurface in alien films (MEN IN BLACK, INDEPENDENCE DAY), which can be examined in relation to 1950's sci-fi. I am also thinking of devoting a session to recent films (like Greg Arraki's NOWHERE and CHASING AMY) which deal with the bisexual subject. I would appreciate any advice, suggestions (topics, films, texts) or feedback. STEPHEN TROPIANO [log in to unmask] ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.