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Last approved: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:32:35 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Classics and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (CLAS)
PERS
3502
Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema
Post-Revolution Iranian Cinema
Spring 2016
3
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Seminar
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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. This course is taught in English.
General Outcomes: This course will contribute to students’ mastery of: Cross-cultural Perspectives, where the importance of a cultural and historical knowledge of another culture is emphasized as a fundamental aspect of interacting with others; Critical Thinking Skills, where critical thinking is required in analyzing concepts and topics under study; and Logical Reasoning, which requires the understanding and interpretation of texts and visual material. Specific Outcomes: Outline main cinematic trends in Iran; identify major Iranian filmmakers and films; point out different sets of cultural, social and political ideas reflected in cinema in Iran; interpret symbols, metaphors and similies in Iranian films and write about them; interpret and analyze particular cultural perspectives illustrated in Iranian movies; interpret and analyze visual narrations in Iranian cinema; appraise the use of visual narratives in Iranian cinema; compare and contrast Iranian films mainly with Hollywood and Bollywood as well as other international cinema; analyze major ideas as well as cinematic conventions in Iran; argue a solid thesis about gender and youth in Iran; argue a thesis about social and cultural issues as reflected in Iranian cinema; analyze trends and movements; write about cultural, social and political issues raised in Iranian cinema; write about cinematic techniques used in postrevolutionary Iran; write a critical film review; write a well structured analytical research on social, political and cultural issues in Iran as reflected in Iranian cinema.
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Course Attribute
GWSB-Foreign Cultures Option
GWSB-Humanities Elective
CCAS - GCR: Humanities
ESIA-MidEast Conc (2010)
SEAS - Humanities Electives
revised course description to match that of newly approved WID version.
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