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2015-2016 Catalog

A&S 255 Contemporary Society and the Cinema

This course examines the place of movies in shaping and changing popular culture in contemporary societies. Between two and four movies will be seen and discussed each week. These include American- and British-made films, as well as films made in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan. The purpose of the course is to expose students to a variety of cultural responses to similar genre, and to see how one culture influences the cinematic traditions of another culture.


A&S 102 or A&S 103, or permission of instructor


Interim Session