2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IDFLM 2725 Identity in Filmmaking

This seminar course places emphasis on discussions, research and cinematic analysis of the identity & politics of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality. Students will evaluate how cinema and media shape stereotypes, as well as influence people to have empathy, understanding and connection between diverse cultures. Assignments are structured to encourage students to investigate their own cultural heritage as well as identities that are unfamiliar to them. The intent of this course is to analyze social diversity within different movements and times in cinema, understand the Other, and offer solutions to create authentic and well-represented characters in cinema.