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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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MLL 366 - New Chinese Cinema in English Translation

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Social Justice
Analyzes the changing forms and cultural significance of cinematic representations in Greater China since the beginning of New Cinema movements in the 1980s; examines how cinematic movements comment on profound social changes.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Identify culturally and historically significant moments and concepts from Chinese 20th and 21st century history presented in cinema.
  2. Analyze the changes to Chinese society that occurred over the 20th century to today and how it impacted Chinese culture and people’s life.
  3. Analyze representations, censorship, and cultural policy of Modern and Post-Modern Greater China (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China, and the overseas Chinese community).
  4. Evaluate how the transcultural representations of Modern and Post-Modern China in Chinese cinema reflect the changing political and cultural climate.
  5. Compare and identify the differences between the cinematic narrative and personal narrative regarding the historical incidents.
  6. Describe the understanding of linguistic diversity among Chinese ethnic groups and of the experiences of the dominant minority language speakers.

UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes

  1. analyze how power and social identity affect social outcomes for different cultural and economic groups using methods of social science inquiry and vocabulary appropriate to those methods;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
  3. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes

  1. use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
  2. describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
  3. identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.

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