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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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MLL 211 - Multicultural Cinema

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-C1
A study and analysis of aesthetic, sociopolitical, and philosophical concerns presented in the films from diverse cultures. To critically assess cultural, sociopolitical, historical, and aesthetic aspects of the cinematic productions while investigating the issues of ‘multiculturalism,’ ‘diversity,’ and ‘transculturation.’

Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-C1 - Lower Division Arts
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Oral Communication:  Students will be taught to communicate with and listen to others by expressing their own ideas, listening, and responding to others’ views and ideas in an open-minded and respectful way.
  2. Written Communication: Students will be able to express themselves with a fair amount of sophistication, integrating research information while giving adequate credit to the sources used.
  3. Critical thinking:  Students will be familiar with major creative texts and other cultural productions, such as art, music, cinema, and history.  They will also learn Critical Thinking, critical, and analytical methods that are reinforced by their language skills.  They should be able to relate a variety of cultural productions to the socio-cultural contexts in which they developed.
  4. Multicultural Diversity:  Students will demonstrate that they have acquired the knowledge of ethnic cultural diversity, and other forms of diversity such as gender, while developing an appreciation of contributions to the body of diverse cultural productions such as art, music, cinema, and history. 
  5. Social Justice and Sustainability: Students will be able to act responsibly and recognize the historical and individual perspectives vs the global.  Students will demonstrate knowledge of global barriers to equality and social justice, identify and critically access social, cultural, historical, political, national, and/or global inequalities while acquiring the knowledge of multicultural diversity.  Students will be able to use multiple forms (essay, research, creative expression) and mediums of communication to investigate, participate in, and/or critique social justice movements in an open-minded and respectful manner.

C1. Arts Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an appreciation of the arts using their intellect, imagination, sensibility, and sensitivity;
  2. respond to aesthetic experiences in the arts and develop an understanding of the integrity of both emotional and intellectual responses; and
  3. in their intellectual and subjective considerations, demonstrate an understanding of the relationship among the self, the creative arts, and culture.

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