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2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LLS 1324 - Cinema for Global Culture

Credits: 3 hrs.
Do you like movies? Are you interested in other cultures? Do you want to learn more about yourself? Then, Cinema for Global Culture is the course for you! Short of visiting or living in a foreign country, film is one of the best ways to increase cross-cultural awareness and knowledge about the 6, 912 cultures that currently comprise our interconnected world.   Cinema for Global Culture will explore the socio-cultural and political issues through film that impact the six billion people that inhabit our planet. This seminar is based on the ancient Chinese proverb “A picture is worth ten thousand words.” Hence, it underscores 21st century visual literacy skills and will serve as an active forum for engaging discussion and cultural communication. It will promote self-discovery by viewing the world through the eyes of others. It will help you to speak the universal language—cinema. Films, topics and themes will vary according to the interest of the instructor(s) and students. The seminar will be taught in English and all films will be in English or have subtitles.