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1/21/2010 Alternative Cinema, RTVF 188, Spring 2010 Page 1 of 11 San José State University RTVF 188, Alternative Cinema, Section 02 Spring 2010 Instructor: Dr. Alison L. McKee Office Location: HGH 220 Telephone: (408) 924-4535 I am best reached by email , not phone. Email: [email protected] If you email me, make sure to include ―RTVF 188‖ in your subject headline. Office Hours: Mondays 1:30 – 3:15 p.m. Wednesdays noon – 1p.m.; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. And by appointment Class Days/Time: Wednesdays 1:30 – 4:15 p.m. Classroom: Clark Building 308 Prerequisites: Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing. For students who begin continuous enrollment at a CCC or a CSU in Fall 2005 or later, completion of or concurrent enrollment in a 100W course is required. (Courses to meet Areas R, S, and V of SJSU Studies must be taken from three different departments, or distinct academic units.) GE/SJSU Studies Category: Area V: Culture, Civilization, and Global Understanding Faculty Web Page, MYSJSU Messaging, and Electronic Accounts Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, readings, major assignment handouts, etc. are distributed through my faculty web page accessible through the Quick Links>Faculty Web Page links on the SJSU home page. Hard copies of materials will not be handed out in class. Make sure you check the course schedule and download readings and assignments in a timely fashion. You are also responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU. Make sure that you’re using a valid email address for MySJSU and an
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1/21/2010 Alternative Cinema, RTVF 188, Spring 2010 Page 2 of 11 email account that you check often . I can and do send emails to students throughout the semester. Turnitin.com : All students must sign up for a free turnitin.com account at (you guessed it) wwww.turnitin.com . This is where you will upload your assignments throughout the semester, check your assignment grades and progress, and so on. Class ID: 3072810 Password: alternative Course Description The course is intended to acquaint students with different cultures in different parts of the world and within the United States as they are depicted in film, particularly those cultures which have been marginalized by the contemporary entertainment industry. Using films as cultural and artistic artifacts, the course will lead students to an appreciation of how people from non-dominant cultures, both within and outside the U.S., use cinema to express themselves and construct identities in different political and historical frameworks. For the most part, the course will consciously avoid selecting films that can be defined as contemporary ―Hollywood‖ or ―dominant‖ films (assuming that students have already seen represented on commercial U.S. screens in the 21 st century (e.g., independent and documentary films in particular). When U.S. films are chosen, special attention to minority
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