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NAMS1402 The United States from a Black Perspective: A Cultural History of African-American Cinema Since 1960 3–6 ECTS
Periods
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
English
Type or level of studies
Other studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
School of Languages and Translation Studies

General description

Until 1968 no black American director had ever been allowed to direct a mainstream American movie by any of the Hollywood studios. Today, by contrast, both mainstream and independent American movies directed and/or produced by African-Americans are both artistically and financially among the most dynamic branches of American film industry.

The course examines how and why this change has happened and looks at the work of some of the most important African-American directors during the last 50 years and how they have influenced the way we now see the United States in its multicultural variety.

Teacher responsible

Pirkka Kivenheimo

Teaching

23-Jan-2017 – 24-Apr-2017
Lectures
Mon 23-Jan-2017 - 24-Apr-2017 weekly at 16.30-20.30, Publicum 2
Independent work

Evaluation criteria

The course work includes an exam that will give the student 3 op. To earn extra study points the student has an option to write an essay worth 1, 2  or 3 op.