- Schedule of Classes - December 4, 2020 7:14PM EST
- Course Catalog - December 4, 2020 7:15PM EST
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.
Although the syllabus changes from year to year—emphasizing different themes—all films are discussed in relation to the conventions of mainstream Bollywood cinema and their social and cultural significance at different moments of Indian modernity. Topics that regularly recur include gender issues, religious differences, contrasts between the urban and the rural, and the ways in which class and caste issues are portrayed or elided. Each week a film must be viewed outside class and several readings studied to prepare for class discussion; each student, moreover, will also be required to give an in-class presentation on a specific film that complements the main film for the week. Weekly response papers are required as well as some longer written work.
When Offered Fall.
Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS)
Course Subfield (SC)
Course Attribute (EC-SAP)
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