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Cuauhtemoc T. Mexica
C LIT 315
Seattle Campus

National Cinemas

Examines the cinema of a particular national, ethnic or cultural group, with films typically shown in the original language with subtitles. Topics reflect themes and trends in the national cinema being studied.

Class description

This course has two objectives. The first objective is to acquaint you with recurring themes (immigration, gender, music, cholo aesthetics, etc.) in Chicano cinema. The second shall deepen your knowledge of film history and improve your skills in analyzing film.

Our course materials will focus on the concept of the frontier or border, and specifically of the U.S.-Mexican border, as a determining factor in American culture, through a close reading and written analysis of borderland narratives, film, and cross-cultural encounters.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Cuauhtemoc T. Mexica
Date: 02/09/2012