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Readings on Blackboard are indicated with an asterisk (*).


Unit One: Signs and Wonders (Aug. 26-Sept. 4) Unit Four: What the Music Said (Oct. 28-Nov. 6)
Unit Two: Time Travels, World Tours (Sept. 9-18) Unit Five: Public Narratives (Nov. 11-Nov. 27)
Unit Three: Embodied Histories (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Conclusion: Course Review (Dec. 2-4)




COURSE SCHEDULE


UNIT ONE: SIGNS AND WONDERS

Aug. 26
Course overview and introduction.

Aug. 28
Video Screening: In Whose Honor? (Jay Rosenstein, 1996).

Sept. 2
*Lorri Nandrea, "Graffiti Taught Me Everything I Know About Space"; *Diane Neumaier, "Judy Baca: Our People are the Internal Exiles."

Sept. 4
Video Screening: The Sign of the Loa (Patricia Mohammed, 2006).

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UNIT TWO: TIME TRAVELS, WORLD TOURS

Sept. 9
*Gerda Lerner, "Why History Matters"; *Ella Shohat, "Area Studies, Gender Studies, and the Cartographies of Knowledge."
Video Screening: History and Memory: For Akiko and Takashige (Rea Tajiri, 1991).

Sept. 11
*Arundhati Roy, Come September; *Newsgaming.com, September 12 (Shockwave needed).

Sept. 16
Woman, Native, Other: chapters 1 and 2.

Sept. 18
conclusion: chapters 3 and 4.

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UNIT THREE: EMBODIED HISTORIES

Sept. 23
Exile and Pride - Part I: Places.

Sept. 25
continued - Part II: Bodies.

Sept. 30
holiday - no class.

Oct. 2
Video Screening: The Body Beautiful (Ngozi Onwurah, 1991).
Due - Project Proposal for transcending silence...

Oct. 7
*Coco Fusco, "The Other History of Intercultural Performance"; *Suvendrini Perera, "Claiming Truganini: Australian National Narratives in the Year of Indigenous Peoples."

Oct. 9
holiday - no class.

Oct. 14
Free Enterprise: Parts 1 - 3.

Oct. 16
conclusion: Part 4.

Oct. 21
Web Design Workshop: Introduction to Dreamweaver.
Due - Group Proposal for Multimedia Project.

Oct. 23
Web Design Workshop continued.

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UNIT FOUR: WHAT THE MUSIC SAID

Oct. 28
Video Screening: The Language You Cry In (Alvaro Toepke and Angel Serrano, 1998).
Due - Multimedia Project Storyboard.

Oct. 30
Audio CD: M.I.A.'s Kala.

Nov. 4
Meridians: Parts I-II.

Nov. 6
conclusion: Part III.

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UNIT FIVE: PUBLIC NARRATIVES

Nov. 11
Video Screening: Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (Freida Lee Mock, 1995).
Due - Rough Draft of transcending silence... project.

Nov. 13
Screening continued.

Nov. 18
Workshop: Multimedia Project.

Nov. 20
Workshop continued.

Nov. 25
Presentation: Free Enterprise Multimedia Narrative.
Due - Multimedia Project.

Nov. 27
holiday - no class.

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CONCLUSION

Dec. 2
Kimchee and Chitlins.

Dec. 4
Course review.
Due - Assignment Checklist/Self-Evaluation.

Dec. 15
Due - Final Draft of transcending silence... project.


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