Learning Global Issues Through Film
Cinema is a means of expression. It is a communication tool, a language and a message. As Lebanese filmmaker Jocelyne Saab has said, "Cinema is life." Films do reflect the reality around us. This course leads students to explore the study of films as one of the 21st century's most innovative interdisciplinary fields of research into the revolutionary productions of knowledge. The course introduces students to foreign cultures and global issues through films from around the world. It will generate discussion in history, politics, culture, literature, art, environment, food, fashion, and family. Students will come to a new understanding of international issues from a critical thinking perspective. The course includes a field trip.