Sep 26, 2022
MLL 465 - Chinese Wisdom and Ink-wash Animation in English Translation
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
This course is a literary and theoretical study of the three major Chinese philosophical concepts by Lao Tzu, Confucius, and Sun Tzu, which are reflected in the art form of ink-wash animation.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Repeatability: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Identify culturally and philosophical significance of in-wash art form and concepts from Daoism, Confucianism, and revolutionary tradition.
- Analyze the changes to Chinese animation that occurred over the mid-20th century to today and how it impacted Chinese culture.
- Analyze representations of Modern and Post-Modern Greater China (Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China) in Chinese in-wash animation.
- Evaluate how the representations of Modern and Post-Modern China in in-wash animation films reflect the changing political and cultural climate of the country as a whole.
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
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