FTVM 190 - First-Year Film Seminar
Fall 2023, Section 002 - Humanities Seminar on Women and Gender: FFF: Film, Fiction and Female in Israel
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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This first-year seminar will introduce students to the incredibly rich, diverse, and complex Israeli culture and its approach to women, gender, and sexuality. We will trace the codes of masculinity, femininity, and queering in the dynamic climate of contemporary Israeli Jewish and Palestinian realities, engaging with a selection of films, long features and documentaries, short stories, novels, and poetry. Discussions will not only provide the opportunity to address the intersections of religion, nationalism, ethnicity, race, or class but will also help us develop critical tools to approach their historical development and potential for future change.

Course Requirements:

In addition to weekly writing assignments, and class presentation, students will write a short midterm paper (4-5 pages) and a longer final paper (7-8).


FTVM 190 - First-Year Film Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
6Enrollment Management
M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
002 (SEM)
 In Person
2Enrollment Management
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23

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