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INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (IS)
College of Liberal Arts
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IS 3093 - Senior Project
(1.0 - 10.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for IS 3099; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
An agreement that specifies nature of the project, amount of work, and number of credits must be approved by two advisers and filed with director of interdisciplinary studies.



IS 5001 - Construction and Deconstruction of Nation: Reflections of 20th Century Hispanic History
(2.0 cr; Prereq-Minimum 90 credits; A-F only, summer, odd academic years)
Introduction to 20th Spanish cinema, literature, and culture: the historical, social aesthetic, and theoretical factors that brought about Spain's Civil War, Francoism, exile and deportation to Nazi camps, Basque separatism, ETA terrorism, and Spain's membership in the European Union. Spain, along with so many other countries in our increasingly "globalized world," is currently undergoing an "identity crisis." The concept of "Spanishness" will be addressed.



IS 5002 - Exodus and Exile in Contemporary Cinema
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Minimum 90 credits; A-F only, summer, odd academic years)
Cross-border and internal population movements have assumed dimensions beyond the response capacity of any single governmental and international body. A socio-historical understanding of uprooted social groups and individuals who voluntarily or involuntarily leave their country and culture. Effects and implications of displacement and examines how European exilic and diasporic filmmakers signify exile and diaspora by expressing, allegorizing, commenting upon and critiquing home, host societies and cultures. Analyses of film texts whose narrative strategies undermine conventional cinema, in particular cinematic realism.



 
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