Marjorie A Muecke
The class looks at oral & visual interpretations of SE Asia as depicted in lectures & presentations on campus, and in documentary and commercial films. There is a strong emphasis upon learning to assess how "truth" is shaped by the perspective of the presenter or producer, and thereby how to critique representations of SE Asia. Each student selects the presentations and films s/he reviews for the course.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Small group discussion.
Read the two assigned readings carefully, come to class prepared to discuss what you have seen or heard for the course.
Class assignments and grading
A choice between a term paper or five short papers critiquing films or presentations.
Credit will be given to each student who completes a satisfactory term paper OR five short papers.