Examines how international cinema represents various aspects of societies and cultures outside the U.S. Representative films of Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, Australia and Oceania, and Canada may be studied.
- Discuss and relate various national cinematic and aesthetic approaches to universal problems encountered in the human condition. Explain the various uses of psychology in different national cinemas.
- Address problems of the master-slave relationship as represented in the films of a variety of countries as they manifest themselves in terms of class, race, gender, sex, sexual-orientation, culture and modernism.
- Interpret films symbolically and allegorically, specifically in motifs such as color, sound, lighting, framing, narrative construction, and national symbols.
- Critique international films from a universal aesthetic perspective that employs comparative and contrastive analysis.
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