HIS306N2010939005.pdf - P 1 FILM AND HISTORY IN LATIN AMERICA MODERN FALL 2010 HIS 306N\/39005 LAS 310\/40085 PROFESSOR ANN TWINAM GARRISON 2.114

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P. 1 FILM AND HISTORY IN LATIN AMERICA: MODERN FALL 2010 HIS 306N/39005 LAS 310/40085 PROFESSOR ANN TWINAM GARRISON 2.114 [email protected] OFFICE HOURS: M 10:30 -11:30, 5:30-6:30 AND BY APPOINTMENT TEACHING ASSISTANT: JEFFREY PARKER OFFICE HOURS: TUES, 10-12 AND BY APPOINTMENT (BUR. 454) COURSE OBJECTIVES: THIS COURSE INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO SELECTED TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE THROUGH FILM, READINGS, DOCUMENTARIES, CLASS DISCUSSION AND LECTURES. ONE GOAL IS TO EXPLORE SIGNIFICANT INFLUENCES THAT HAVE MOLDED LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY DURING THE LAST CENTURY. ANOTHER IS FOR STUDENTS TO DEVELOP THEIR ANALYTICAL CAPABILITIES TO UTILIZE BOTH VISUAL AND WRITTEN MATERIALS AS THEY ENGAGE IN DISCUSSION AND WRITE ANALYTICAL ESSAYS. ASSIGNED READINGS. I HAVE POSTED ASSIGNED READINGS UNDER COURSE DOCUMENTS ON BLACKBOARD. IT WOULD BE WISE TO PRINT THESE OUT IN ADVANCE. ATTENDANCE
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P. 2 CLASS ATTENDANCE WILL BE TAKEN AND IS MANDATORY GIVEN THAT THE CLASS MEETS BUT ONCE A WEEK. STUDENTS MUST ARRIVE ON TIME, STAY FOR THE ENTIRE CLASS, VIEW ALL FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES AND PARTICIPATE IN CLASS DISCUSSION. MISSED OR PARTIALLY ATTENDED CLASSES WILL BE HANDLED BY THE FOLLOWING PROTOCOL: IF THERE IS A GOOD REASON (E.G. SICKNESS, FAMILY EMERGENCY) THE STUDENT MUST INFORM THE PROFESSOR OF THE ISSUE, VIEW MISSED VISUALS AND WRITE AN EXTRA PAPER TO MAKE UP FOR THE MISSED CLASS MATERIALS. ANY UNEXCUSED ABSENCES OR FAILURE TO WRITE MAKE UP PAPERS WILL RESULT IN A LOWERING OF THE GRADE FOR THE CLASS . GRADE CALCULATION 3 ESSAYS 60 % DISCUSSION 20 % 2 OUTLINES 10 % MINI-ASSIGNMENTS 10% ESSAYS – 60% STUDENTS MUST WRITE 3 (4-6 PP) ESSAYS COMPARING OR EXPLORING A THEME IN THE ASSIGNED FILMS AND READINGS.
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P. 3 YOUR PAPER SHOULD NOT ONLY SHOW KNOWLEDGE OF THE FILM AND DOCUMENTARIES, BUT MELD ANALYSIS FROM THE ASSIGNED READINGS AND LECTURES. WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THE EXTENT TO WHICH YOU USE BOTH VISUAL AND WRITTEN MATERIAL TO PRODUCE AN ANALYTICAL AND DOCUMENTED ESSAY. YOU SHOULD USE ONLY THE ASSIGNED READINGS, FILMS, DOCUMENTARIES AND MATERIAL FROM LECTURES OR OTHER CLASS PRESENTATIONS IN YOUR ESSAYS. YOU SHOULD NOT USE OTHER MATERIAL IN THESE ESSAYS, THE GOAL IS TO DEMONSTRATE YOUR ABILITY TO ANALYZE THE ASSIGNED VISUAL AND WRITTEN MATERIALS. YOU MUST WRITE EITHER ESSAY ONE OR ESSAY TWO. TOPICS TO CONSIDER INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: PORTRAIT OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES CULTURE CLASH ROLE NATIONAL STATE ROLE OF CHURCH GENDER ROLE OF WOMEN ROLE OF MEN FAMILY INFLUENCE OF CLASS FOREIGN INFLUENCE IN LATIN AMERICA VIOLENCE REVOLUTION POVERTY
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