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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Lifelong Learning (LLC)

Undergraduate Course: Foreignness and Otherness in Transnational Cinema (LLLG07064)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaLifelong Learning (LLC) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course introduces students to the key concepts of 'Otherness' and foreignness in transnational cinema. We will explore how ┐Otherness┐ is portrayed in the cinemas of selected conflict and post-conflict zones, and in mainstream Hollywood. The overarching goal is to think of cinema as refracting ideologies and local politics, and to approach cultural representations of foreignness and otherness from a transnational critical perspective.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Lifelong Learning - Session 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  14
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 78 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
┐ Understand concepts of otherness and foreignness
┐ Describe different concepts of otherness and foreignness in different national cinemas
┐ Explain how the cinematic perceptions of ┐foreign Others┐ are connected with specific cultural and ideological contexts
┐ Discuss such representations from a transnational perspective
Assessment Information
One 2000 word essay submitted after the course finishes, worth 100% of the total mark.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMs Martine Pierquin
Tel: (0131 6)51 1182
Email: m.pierquin@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
Email: D.McMillan@ed.ac.uk
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