Cultural competency is defined as the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact with people from cultures or belief systems different from one’s own and is developed through experiences.

In an age where cultural occurrences could be abundant but currently physically prohibitive, looking at cinema could provide an insight into a culture that one could not experience otherwise. By examining major time periods and seminal works of film history, students will be exposed to a wide variety of world cultures.

Discovering Culture Through a Brief History of Cinema (GEC)

Cinema is an art form that is a direct reflection of its society and is a rather quick (typically 1.5 to 3 hours) and accessible way to learn about the inner workings of any culture. Students will gain insights not just from understanding the impact of the industry on a country but also the importance of the visual voice of this nation’s minorities.

  • Format: Blended. This is a blended course with on-campus meetings every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. in Building Z, Room Z117.
  • Dates: February 1 – March 29, 2022
  • GECs: 3
  • Instructor: Brian Shelton, Mass Communication
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  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: January 18, 2022)

Questions? Please contact the Academy at academy@harpercollege.edu.