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ENGL 3383 Asian American Film (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Focuses on films made by and about Asian Americans, exploring them as an art form and a medium for exploring Asian American experiences and identities. Topics include racial and gender stereotypes, the role of cinema in the Asian American movement, whitewashing, and sexual identity. We will watch Hollywood films, independent films, and documentaries. Films may include: Seeking Asian Female, The Motel, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, The Namesake, and Mysterious Skin. Notes: Requires one film screening per week outside of class time and weekly reading.


Instructor(s): Christina Klein

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: FILM3388

Comments: This course satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement.


Last Updated: 31-Jan-17