Syllabus
Syllabus

GES 3980 Place and Faces ~ Spring 2015

Syllabus in .PDF format

DATE

REGION/TOPIC

FILMS

Tues

Jan 20

Introduction

Developing Geographic Skills: Reading the Landscape
Films as Geographic Text

 

Tues

Jan 27

"The Uncomfortable Classroom"

Due: "Geography Challenge" Quizzes

Tues

Feb 3

Europe: Changing Demographics and Immigration

Due: Article Reflections

"When We Leave"

Tues

Feb 10

North America: Race Relations

Due: Race Card Project

Book Reflection Due: Men We Reaped

"Dear White People"

Tues

Feb 17

Group Organization Meetings

 

Tues

Feb 24

North America: Immigration and Assimilation

Due: Article Reflections

"Real Women Have Curves"

Tues

Mar 3

Sub-Saharan Africa: Ethnic Violence

Its Underlying Causes and Manifestations

Due: Article Reflections

"Hotel Rwanda"

Tues

Mar 10

North Africa/Southwest Asia:

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Due: Article Reflections

"Omar"

Tues 

Mar 17

North Africa/Southwest Asia:

Suicide Bombers

Due: Article Reflections

"The Attack"

Mar 23-29

Spring Break: No Classes

 

Tues

Mar 31

North Africa/Southwest Asia:

Fundamentalist Islam and Women

Due: Article Reflections

"Wadjda"

Tues

Apr 7

South Asia:

Tradition and Modernity in a Globalizing World

Due: Article Reflections

Book Reflection Due: behind the beautiful forevers

"Monsoon Wedding"

Tues

Apr 14

East Asia:

War Ethics

Due: Article Reflections

"Grave of the Fireflies"

Tues

Apr 21

Oceania:

"Stolen Generations"

Due: Article Reflections

"Rabbit-Proof Fence"

Tues

Apr 28

Alternative Film Suggestion

Due: Presentation and Film Paper  

None

Tues

May 5

Movie Night

View/discuss Selected Film

To Be Determined