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Firoozeh Papan-Matin
NEAR E 410
Seattle Campus

Middle East Through Cinema

Analyzes the function of cinema in shaping communal and individual identities in Middle Eastern cultures. Examines topics including religious transformation, violence, identity, gender, immigration, and exile through film screenings, discussions, and supplementary readings.

Class description

Cinema has an impact as how the people of the Middle East see themselves. This seminar will analyze the function of cinema in these cultures and their communal and individual identities.

Student learning goals

Students and the faculty member will evaluate jointly topics such as religious transformations, violence, identity, revolution, gender, same-sex relations, immigration and exile, as communicated through film.

General method of instruction

Lecture and discussion.

Recommended preparation

None

Class assignments and grading

One midterm exam, paper, class participation, and oral presentation.

The final evaluation is based on the exam, paper, class participation, and oral presentation.


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 Firoozeh Papan-Matin
Date: 11/15/2010