Kanta A Kochhar
Examination of various topics and approaches to the study of culture in a global context. May include the study art, literature, theater, cultural history, music history/ethnomusicology, and/or cultural anthropology/geography. Topics and approaches may vary with instructor.
Transnationalism and Performance
In this course, we will investigate how transnationalism--the globalized flow of capital, people, and culture--has impacted a number of performance genres such as theater, film, hiphop, and pow-wows. We will examine performances in different geographical sites and ask how these connect with questions of human rights and community identity. For more information on this course, please contact Dr. Kochhar-Lindgren at KKochhar@uwb.edu
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
This course includes a combination of lecture, film, discussion, and group activities. Each section will culminate in a short writing assignment that demonstrates a synthesis of questions regarding transnationalism and performance for that particular section topic.
In general, some prior coursework in global studies and/or the arts can be useful but is not required.
Class assignments and grading
Participation (discussion, small and large group activities), short writing assignments, one test, and a final project