Aug 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG 461 - Studies in Film and Culture

An examination of how American films construct and appropriate images of American racial, ethnic, and cultural minorities. Course explores and compares images of minorities created by the dominant culture to those created by minority filmmakers.  May be repeated for up to 10 credits.  ENG 461 and FILM 461 are cross-listed courses; a student may not receive credit for both.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Relate the history of a minority culture (the peoples of a specific race, ethnicity or culture) in film as subjects, actors and creators.
  • Analyze “film image” in stereotype formation and social constructs of “self” vs. “other.”
  • Critically examine the portrayal of a specific race, ethnicity or culture in film.
  • Juxtapose the dominant discourse of the minority culture with the emerging use of film by members of that culture as part of a larger struggle for “cultural relevance and survivance”
  • Critically discuss of how minority filmmakers & actors are reframing the discourse of film making.
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