Film and Controversy

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDCV1006 AF (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

GDCV1006 will explore critical issues surrounding films. It will examine a number of controversial topics regarding History, Politics, Society, Culture and Religion, and will focus on how films can both represent and fuel controversies. Students will become familiar with various historical, political, social, as well as cultural contexts around the world, in order to better understand why the films screened in class have been controversial. By explaining and articulating the specific context in which a controversy has occurred, students will be able to apply critical judgments and responsible decisions in their own lives, eventually growing towards better intercultural understanding and respect. In the process, students will also learn about cinematic tools, which are crucial to a critical analysis of moving images and sounds.


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.