ANTH 142 : Film & Society: Global Cultures

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Film Society: Global Culture



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Examines global issues in both foreign and domestic films from sociological and anthropological perspectives. Selected films cover topics that are relevant to understanding global processes such as global economy and Islam in the contemporary world, as well as films that address the more regionally localized processes of community and family. The purpose of the course is to use film to expose students to diverse perspectives and to encourage the critical awareness of the global interconnections that influence and constrain our modern lives. Films will include documentaries, as well as feature films.

Learning outcomes

(1) Define core anthropological or sociological concepts.
(2) Apply the core concepts to the selected films and critique their applicability to understanding the various anthropological and sociological issues.
(3) Discuss how the films illustrate the interrelationship between colonialism and its contemporary consequences.

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