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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

US 223 Community Action & Change in John Sayles Films

This University Seminar examines historical and cultural conflict and community-building themese through the camera lens of John Sayles. This director’s films made between 1980-2012 provide moving stories and deep commentary on the struggles of multicultural communities and family stability, in search of the American Dream amidst cultural dislocation and violence. Students will learn to analyze film aesthetics anf images representing social conflict in this Visual Literacy course; and to study and understand the deep cultural interconnections and interdependence among communities from differing racial, national, ethnic, and class backgrounds that make up American society.