Syllabus
Syllabus

GES 3980 Place and Faces ~ Fall 2013

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DATE

REGION/TOPIC

FILMS

Tues

Aug 27

Introduction

"The Uncomfortable Classroom"

None

Tues

Sept 3

Labor Day Holiday: No Classes

None

Tues

Sep 10

Developing Geographic Skills: Reading th Landscape: Read Pierce Lewis

Films as Georaphic Texts: Read Maria da Costa

Tues

Sep 17

Europe: Changing Demographics and Immigration

Due: "Geography Challenge" Quizzes

"When We Leave"

Tues

Sept 24

Groups Organizational Meetings

Tues

Oct 1

North America: Immigration and Assimilation

"Real Women Have Curves"

Tues

Oct 8

Middle/South America:

Latin America Dictators and U.S. Involvement

"No"

Tues

Oct 15

North Africa/Southwest Asia:

Class, Religion and Justice in Contemporary Culture

Book Reflection Due: Persepolis

"A Separation"

Tues

Oct 22

North Africa/Southwest Asia

The Israelie-Palestinian Conflict

"A Bottle in the Gaza Sea"

Tues 

Oct 29

Sub-Saharan Africa: Ethnic Violence

Its Underlying Cases and Manifestations

"Hotel Rwanda"

Fri-Sun

Nov 1-3

Attend

Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival

Nov 1-3, 2013

Tues

Nov 5

South Asia:

Tradition and Modernity in a Globalizing World

Book Reflection Due: behind the beautiful forevers

"Monsoon Wedding"

Tues

Nov 12

East Asia:

War Ethics

Due: Film Festival Review

"Grave of the Fireflies"

Tues

Nov 19

Oceania:

"Stolen Generations"

"Rabbit-Proof Fence"

Tues

Nov 26

No Class: RMWFF Comp Day

Tues

Dec 3

Alternative Film Suggestion

Due: Presentation and Film Paper  

None

Tues

Dec 10

Movie Night

View/discuss Selected Film

To Be Determined