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Viewing: ENGL 1370 : Topics in Global Cinema

Last approved: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:06:06 GMT

Last edit: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:36:22 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
English (ENGL)
Topics in Global Cinema
Global Cinema
Fall 2016
Course Type
Special Topics
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Letter Grade



Kavita Daiya, David Mitchell, Robert McRuer, Patrick Cook
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Topics vary by semester. Consult the Schedule of Classes for more details.
By the end of the course, students will: 1. be able to identify and interpret the basic formulaic elements of various film traditions; 2. be able to read individual texts in relation to larger generic paradigms (as, for instance, variations on a theme of brotherhood); 3. be able to write effectively about film, with attention to story and textual details as well as the visual field; 4. gain a deeper understanding of, and respect for cultural traditions other than their own.
This is the only large introductory course at GW on popular film topics in a global context.
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CCAS - GCR: Humanities

rmcruer (Mon, 04 Jan 2016 20:03:14 GMT): Rollback: The department would like to see a general large lecture course in literature and film, for which this would be one option, with other topics possible.
echacko (Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:48:25 GMT): Course is approved,but without GPAC as the GPAC committee needs to vet new courses and met late in fall 2015. However, this course is potentially a good candidate for GPAC.
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