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Course Offerings Winter 2015

Winter 2015

Course

Title

Cr

Time/Place

Instructor

266:01

Cult Films in American Culture

Focuses on the American “cult” film from its origins in the 1920s to its evolution in American culture. This course will include in-depth analyses of the structure of celebrated American cult films ("mise-en-scene," editing, narrative form, set design, sound, and special effects) including: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eraserhead, Night of the Living Dead, Cat People, and others.

3

M-F

9:00-12:30

SC 123

CAC

Nigrin

300:01

Dancing with the Stars: Athletic Bodies

What makes an athletic and agile body? Is it a football player or a ballet dancer? This course helps each student to find a new appreciation of the human body. We read the works of playwrights, painters, sculptors, dancers, choreographers, literary authors, and athletes of all types. Outings to performances, sports facilities, museums, galleries, indoor and outdoor athletic shows.

3

M-TH

1:00-6:30

SC 204

CAC

Appels

303:01

Decades in American Culture: The 1980s

An intensive study of the history, literature, and popular culture a single decade in American life: the 1980s. Topics will include the presidency of Ronald Reagan, the Cold War, urban decline and renewal, deindustrialization, the AIDS crisis, the war on drugs, evangelical Christianity, the Wall Street boom, a changing workforce, and the new American family.

3

T/TH

6:00-9:00

SC 201

CAC

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