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FILM 162 - Gender in Film

Credits: 5
Examines social and political gender codes, gender and identity, power structures and inequities, and intersectionality by viewing and analyzing films that are about the constructions of gender and films that are about and/or directed by women, including women of color, and films by or about those who identify as LBGTQ+. Learn and apply the following concepts to analyzing the films: film terms and techniques, director and setting analysis, and thematic and cultural analysis and the intersectionality of these multiple identities as portrayed through film.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Diversity

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

  1. Analyze a representative selection of films related to gender issues and identity for women, women of color, and the LBGTQ community.
  2. Examine the cultural contexts of these films.   
  3. Analyze films for key aspects related to the representations of gender (for constructions of gender and codes of masculinity/femininity, for women, and for those who identify as LBGTQ+) in areas such as identity, roles, codes, race, discrimination, inequity, laws, class/economics, and other power inequities and intersections among these.
  4. Evaluate the construction of the films’ storylines through a gender perspective.
  5. Apply various critical approaches (e.g. Feminist Criticism, Queer Theory, and Marxist, postcolonial, and critical race approaches) to their analyses of the films.

Program Outcomes
  1. Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context. 
  2. Use, synthesize, or produce needed information ethically. 
  3. Form, analyze, and assess beliefs while demonstrating intellectual humility and respect towards the beliefs of others 
  4. Analyze cultural perspectives and values of a multicultural world. 

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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