Watch films and earn credit? Sound too good to be true? But it’s not! Watch a series of French films, from early French comedy to surrealist films, New Wave and the hip filmmakers of the 1990s and beyond. This course will introduce you to film history, analysis and interpretation.
This course fulfills GenEd CA 1 and CA 4-INT. (3 credits).
Three credits. Online. Readings, viewings and lectures in English. May not be used to meet the foreign language requirement.
SPAN 1020 online (3 credits) — Intersections of Art, Fashion, Film, and Music in Modern Spain (taught in English!).
May Term. (May 8 – 26)
This interdisciplinary course invites students to understand the contemporary cultural phenomena of fashion, design and art in Spain as interrelated, mutually influential and deeply connected to issues regarding politics, society, national identity and culture at large in Spain. We will question and consider “Art” within a multidisciplinary focus and will examine aesthetic human expression taken into consideration a variety of disciplines and theories: from “high” art (architecture and painting), to design (artistic and aesthetic objects), from high fashion (haute couture and fashion illustration) to personal style (textiles, fashion trends, and fashion blogs) and from literature to film, visual arts, advertising and digital products. Taught in English; Spanish not required; does not fulfill foreign language requirement.
This courses fulfills both Content Area 1 (CA-1) and Content Area 4, International (CA-4-INT) general education requirements.
20 % of the population of California will be Asian American by the year 2020.
By 2050 it is estimated that Asian Americans will constitute over 10 % of the entire U.S. population.
From 1977 to 1987 the number of Asian American-owned businesses in the United States increased by 328 %.
Some Filipino Americans came to the U.S. as early as the mid-1700s.
Over 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced to live in internment camps during WW II.
Asian Americans come from over a dozen different countries.
Several of the most famous US Supreme Court cases involved Asian Americans?
AASI 3201 (3 credits). Come take this great online course during Summer Session 2 (SS2), July 11-August 12. It fulfills both a General Education Content Area 1 (CA 1/Arts & Humanities* and a Content Area 4 (CA IV/Diversity & Multiculturalism).
*Fulfills a CLAS/College of Liberal Arts & Sciences CA1 “E” World Cultures requirement. (AASI 3201 is a required course for the Asian American Studies minor & is an option for the American Studies major.)