Aug 13, 2022  
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Course Catalog 2022-2023
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CMPL 287 - “Bollywood“‘s India: An Introduction to Indian Cinema

FC ARHU CD WINT
4 credits
A selective introduction to Indian cinema, this course will: (1) provide a brief history of its development; and (2) address subjects considered relevant to understanding its attractions: the cultural and aesthetic difference represented by its narrative/performative structures; its engagement with, and crafting of, issues relating to national identity, including those of gender, class and community; the state’s role in its development; its implication in and reflection of globalizing currents in economy, society and culture. Diversity, Post-1900.
Prerequisites & Notes: This course may count towards the major in CINE, CMPL, EAST, and GSFS. This course is offered in conjunction with East Asian Studies 309: Chinese Popular Cinema and Public Intellectualism, with which it will share 4 class meetings and their accompanying film viewings.
This course is cross-listed with ENGL 287




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