Summer 2021 - IS 105 D100
Around the World through Film (3)
Class Number: 3240
Delivery Method: Remote
Explores social, economic, and political change around the globe, through documentaries and feature films. Examines pressing issues that shape and reflect people’s lives in diverse countries and regions, from Asia and Latin America, to Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.
We will explore social, economic, and political change across the globe through feature films and documentaries. Our themes range from ethno-cultural conflict and patriarchy, to struggles for social & environmental justice, and the ever-growing role of information technology in globalization, social control, and populism. What does film as a medium bring to how we perceive these themes, and respond to them?
Our selection of films includes: A Dry White Season (Palcy, 1989), Leviathan (Zvyagintsev, 2014), What is Democracy? (Taylor, 2018), Reconstruction (Gates, 2019), Parasite (Bong, 2019), The Yacoubian Building (Hamed, 2006), Grit (Wade-Friedlander, 2018), China’s Spying Eyes (Carney, 2018), A Separation (Farhadi, 2011), Cleaners (Block-Riesewieck, 2018), and Laila’s Birthday (Mashrawi, 2008).
Note: Some films may not be accessible outside Canada via our course links; in that instance, students are responsible for arranging their own access.
- Response Report 30%
- Tutorial Contribution/Participation 30%
- Take-Home Final Exam 40%
Students will be required to submit their written assignments to Turnitin.com in order to receive credit for the assignments and for the course.
The School for International Studies strictly enforces the University's policies regarding plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty. Information about these policies can be found at: http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/teaching.html.
Students are required to have a computer with a working camera and microphone, and a stable internet connection.
Multiple readings will be posted on Canvas.
The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics. Ed. Y. Tzioumakis & Claire Molloy. London: Routledge, 2018 (Pbk). Available in e-format at SFU Library.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021
Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).