Students shopping Art and Industry in Contemporary Hollywood are preparing to watch “Jaws” tonight as a class requirement.

Encouraging students to stay up to date with recent Hollywood events and releases, more recent required films to be viewed and analyzed in the course include “Mamma Mia!,” “Twilight,” and a to-be-released film. Possible candidate? “The Muppets.” In total, students are required to watch 12 films and recommended to watch an additional 16.

Beyond film analysis, the course encourages students to stay current with Hollywood news. In addition to reading scholarly articles and academic publications, students are encouraged to add Variety and the Hollywood Reporter to their RSS feeds.

Art and Industry in Contemporary Hollywood meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:45 at Loria 250. Weekly required screenings take place Thursdays beginning at 7 PM.