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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ENG 3722 - Native American Cinema

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): NAS 1000

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): ENG 1020 or ENG 1021

Description: Students examine films in several contexts, including the use of film by the dominant society as a means of creating a national identity, socializing Indians, and reinforcing power relationships in the political arena; the use of films by Native American filmmakers as an affirmation of identity and a mechanism for presenting an indigenous view of history, culture and political relationships with the dominant society. Students examine a range of genres, narrative and non-narrative films, live-action films, documentaries, experimental film, and animation. Students examine a broad range of topics, including film form (mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing, and sound); the use of film as a modern storytelling medium and as a mechanism for bridging cultural divides; and film theory. The course also examines the historical, cultural, economic, and theoretical aspects of each film/cinematic area.

University Requirement(s): Ethnic Studies & Social Justice

Cross Listed Course(s): NAS 3722

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