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FILM 191 - Latin America in Film

Credits: 5
Explores the relationship between film and cultural interpretation and understanding of Latin America. Considers the history of cinema in Latin America. Focuses on how film has been used to interpret Latin American culture and how we can use it to understand Latin American past and present with special emphasis on discussing the complex history and social problems of the region. Also explores common stereotypes with which Latin America has been portrayed in main stream U.S. movies. No knowledge of Spanish language required. Cross-listed with HUMAN 191 .

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English and Diversity

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Interpret and discuss art movies that deal with cultural and historical issues relating to multiple identities, histories cultures, perspectives, contributions, knowledge, struggles and strategies of historically excluded groups in Latin America.
  2. Acquire a general knowledge of Latin American history and culture.
  3. Identify the stereotypes with which Latin America has been portrayed in main stream US movies and will be able to discuss their own preconceptions and/or experiences.
  4. Use movies as a tool for understanding complex social realities.
  5. Connect theoretical reading with movies.

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