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Last approved: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:35:28 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:04:10 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Classics and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (CLAS)
Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema
Post-Revolution Iranian Cinema
Spring 2016
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Minuchehr, Pardis
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Study of social, political, and cultural issues in contemporary Iran through an examination of the country’s post-revolutionary cinema; gender dynamics, challenges faced by youth, and the role of art in society. Includes a significant engagement in writing as a form of critical inquiry and scholarly expression to satisfy the WID requirement. This course is taught in English.
Course outcomes (specific): At the end of this course, students will be able to: - Write a well- structured analytical research paper on social, political and cultural issues in Iran as reflected in Iranian cinema. - Express clear and nuanced thinking in written papers, through drafting, revising, and editing. - Identify various methods of literary and cinematic analysis - Identify major Iranian filmmakers and films - Identify different sets of cultural, social and political ideas reflected in cinema in Iran and provide a cultural and historical context for their analysis.

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GWSB-Foreign Cultures Option
GWSB-Humanities Elective
ESIA-MidEast Conc (2010)
ESIA-Humanities Courses
SEAS - Humanities Electives
Revision to syllabus made per request of WID program.
Edited course description with instructor's input.
rkris (Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:37:30 GMT): Rollback: WID has sent an email to Prof. Minuchehr with suggested revisions, and looks forward to seeing a resubmission of this course.
gharris (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:55:09 GMT): Rollback: The WID and non-WID versions of a course should have the same course description. Please resubmit this request (and one for the non-WID course, if relevant) with a shared description. ​Also, I was wondering whether you'd like to give the course title a little more focus, e.g., "Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema"?​
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