Topic: Transnational Black Experience on Film
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Carlos Hall 211
|Leroy Davis Jr..||FSEM.||4||2998||TBA.|
AAS 190: Freshman Seminar "Transnational Black Experience on Film:
Content: This course looks comparatively at selective black global experiences on film. We closely scrutinize several movies and documentaries, and contrast cinema productions with historical and contemporary "realities." Using cinema as an analytical tool, we specifically look at themes of identity formation (national and transnational), the role of popular culture, constructions of race and class and the intersections of gender, religion and other variables.
- 1. Michael T. Martin, Cinemas of the Black Diaspora: Diversity, Dependence, and Oppositionality
- 2. Mario Azevedo, Africana Studies: A Survey of Africa and the African Diaspora
- 3. Michael L. Conniff, Thomas J. Davis, Africans in the Americas: A History of the Black Diaspora.
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|Grading: Requirements include mandatory class attendance, oral presentations, response papers, discussion and a final paper. There are no examinations.|
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