FTVM 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Winter 2023, Section 001 - Asian American Cinema
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Lab Fee:
35.00
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Description

Asians and Asian Americans were some of U.S. cinema’s first subjects and first creators; they are also among its most interesting contemporary voices. This course introduces students to the history of Asian American media-making from the early twentieth century to the present. We will NOT focus on stereotypes in mainstream media. Instead, we’ll examine how the work of Asian American filmmakers (especially women and queers of color) actively resists, complicates, and reimagines what “Asian American” can mean.

Screenings will range from pre-code Hollywood films to studio musicals, community video, independent cinema, television, and the internet. Filmmakers to be studied may include Wayne Wang, Mira Nair, Gurinder Chadha, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Bing Liu, Jon Moritsugu, Isabel Sandoval, and Andrew Ahn.

Course Requirements:

Expected weekly workload: read scholarly articles (25-30 pages); view films (90 mins to 2 hours); write a short response (250 words); and engage with your peers in class discussion. Major assignments will include a midterm and final exam based on essay questions.

Intended Audience:

Anyone interested in gaining familiarity with the past, present, and future of minority filmmaking and the cultural politics of Asian American communities.

Class Format:

This will be an in-person discussion-based course.

The course meets in person and will not be recorded. Readings and films will be available on Canvas.

Assessment for this course will be asynchronous and will consist of submitting essays on Canvas. Any other homework will be submitted via Canvas during a designated time frame.

Schedule

FTVM 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
26586
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1
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
002 (LEC)
 In Person
26635
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2
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
003 (LAB)
 In Person
26636
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2
 
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Tu 7:00PM - 9:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
004 (LEC)
 In Person
26637
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
005 (LAB)
 In Person
26638
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Tu 4:00PM - 6:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
006 (LEC)
 In Person
36151
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0
 
2
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
007 (LEC)
 In Person
36152
Closed
0
 
10
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
008 (LEC)
 In Person
36153
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2
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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