Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fall Courses: Surveillance Cinema/Reality TV course (VLPA or I&S) & Modern Greek

Surveillance Cinema / Reality TV
Professor Stephen Groening

This is a terrific course that can apply either to VLPA or I&S requirements and is suitable for students from all majors with an interest in cinema.

This course focuses on cultural depictions of surveillance beginning with so-called ‘cinema of paranoia’ in the 1970s and on to the Reality TV genre of the past twenty years. It seeks to interrogate the categories of privacy and publicity as well as theoretical questions pertinent to the fields of cinema and media studies. One of the course’s animating questions is how, in contemporary American culture, being watched by strangers has transformed from threatening and dangerous to something welcomed as a form of celebrity and fame.

C LIT 397 section D
SLN 23175
Class meetings: Tues & Thurs, 1:30 to 3:20
Screenings: Mon -or- Wed, 1:30 to 3:20 (films will also be placed on library reserve)
MGH 082-A

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Modern Greek

Are you in need of a Language course for Fall? If so, consider the online section of Elementary Modern Greek, JSIS E 111!  Yes, it’s Modern. The instructor, Heracles Panagiotides, PhD, is a native of Thessaloniki, Greece and a neurologist by training. He has studied the brain for the past 35 years with a strong interest in understanding how the brain learns a new language. Teaching Greek is his applied laboratory.

Please check out the video link below to hear more about the course from Heracles: Intro video JSIS E 111 on Youtube: (1:38).

Courses are offered as part of normal tuition load and pay an online fee of only $350 per class. This select online course is offered in a group-start format and is listed on the fall quarter 2014 time schedule. Online courses are housed at the UW Seattle campus. UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students should check with advising staff at their home campuses before enrolling in classes they expect to count towards their degree program. These courses do not count as residence credit; students should consult with their adviser for any questions.