ANTH 2510 Visual Anthropology: Films and Culture (3 credits)
This course examines visual communication through the medium of films. We will employ a visual anthropology framework to understand how cultures shape knowledge making through visual elements. We will focus on films made around the world in order to examine how cultural values are embedded in film. We focus on subjectivity, authority and value formation and the ideas of authenticity and representation. As we explore world cinema, the primary objective of the course remains to understand how cultures around the world see themselves and are seen by others. Liberal Education Goal Area 8.
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