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Semiotics of Post-Soviet Film
RUSS 208
Fall 2009 not offered
Crosslisting: REES 208

The course draws on 12 post-Soviet films as a source of sociological data on a rapidly changing society. The films reflect the inner codes of the traditional Russian culture (communality, the spiritual quest, and drinking habits, etc.), as well as the new social realities (sense of money, market behavior, organized crime, and economy of violence, etc.). The films present a fresh artistic perspective on social developments that are not normally reported in the Western press.

Essential Capabilities:
This course teaches students to understand contemporary Russian films in terms of new and old cultural codes.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RUSS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JUL-14-2024
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