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Spring/Summer '00 Course Guide

Courses in RC Humanities (Division 865)


Calendars

Spring Half-Term, 2000 (May 2 June 23, 2000)
Spring/Summer Term, 2000 (May 2 August 18, 2000)
Summer Half-Term, 2000 (June 28 August 18, 2000)


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Most RC courses are open to LS&A students and may be used to meet distribution requirements. In most instances, RC students receive priority for RC course waitlists.

RC sections of LS&A Courses

These sections will be letter graded for all students Math 115 Section 110 Analytical Geometry & Calculus. See Math 115.


RC Hum. 333. Art and Culture.

Arts and Ideas

Section 001 Yugoslavia's Major Film Directors. Required film screenings TTh 7-9 p.m.

Instructor(s): Herbert Eagle (hjeagle@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will deal with the work of two Yugoslav film directors, Dusan Makavejev and Emir Kusturica, whose films have attracted sustained international interest, both because of the controversial nature of their themes and because of their innovative cinematic form. Makavejev's films are constructed in a highly imaginative way. Rather than being traditional fictional narratives, they are composed of fictional strands which intertwine with documentary (or pseudo-documentary) strands, including archival footage of historical events, old historical films, interviews, etc. The shots from the various strands are collided with one another to create a complex network of associations, often jarring and ambiguous. This probing critical film practice has been used by Makavejev to critique (among other things) the neo-Stalinist practices of Communist regimes, the dogmatism of Western movements preaching liberation, the operation of international corporate capitalism, the nature of personality cults, the theories of Wilhelm Reich, the links between patriarchy and national chauvinism, and the compelling relationships between the psychological and the political in human behavior.

Kusturica's approach has sometimes been described as a "magical realism." His films have examined very topical issues in the life of Yugoslavia from the 1950s to the present: contemporary social mores and their links to politics, the nature of Titoism, the Yugoslav "partisan" mythology and its reflection in the civil wars of the 1990s, and the philosophy and spirit of the Rom (the "Gypsies"). The films are initially filled with details that at least suggest real situations, but then they leap into images and actions that are clearly fantastic although they remain set in authentic milieus (to a greater or lesser extent). The fantasy hyperbolically and metaphorically comments on the reality, without ever completely displacing it. As in the case of Makavejev's films, the result is a revelation of underlying social, psychological and political truths.

We will examine how the inventive styles of these two very important filmmakers "work" and how they have developed in the context of the events of Yugoslav history from the 1960s to the present. We will view and discuss fourteen films (along with accompanying readings). There will be three required papers (6-8 pages in length each). Evaluation will be based on these three papers and on participation in class discussion.

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RC Hum. 485. Special Drama Topics.

Drama

Section 101 Stratford Field Trip. (2 credits).

Instructor(s): Martin Walsh (narenlob@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sophomore standing. (1-2). (Excl). May be repeated four times, for a total of four credits. Can be elected more than once in the same term.

Foriegn Lit Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An in-depth study of Hamlet and As You Like It from the point of view of key areas of interpretation and recent stage history (last 30 to 40 years) preparatory to a May 26/27 visit to the Stratford Festival. The course will include exploratory scene work and will culminate in formal critiques of both the Stratford productions. No prerequisites, but students are reminded that the cost of the field trip is not included (the complete package, including transportation, should cost approximately $95).

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RC Hum. 485. Special Drama Topics.

Drama

Section 103 Topic?

Instructor(s): Mendeloff

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sophomore standing. (1-2). (Excl). May be repeated four times, for a total of four credits. Can be elected more than once in the same term.

Foriegn Lit Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Spring/Summer Term Courses

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Summer Half-Term Courses

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