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Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative: Theory and Practice, Spring 2004
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Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative: Theory and Practice, Spring 2004

Techniques of creating narratives that take advantage of the flexibility of form ... (more)

Techniques of creating narratives that take advantage of the flexibility of form offered by the computer. Study of the structural properties of book-based narratives that experiment with digression, multiple points of view, disruptions of time and of storyline. Analysis of the structure and evaluation of the literary qualities of computer-based narratives including hypertexts, adventure games, and classic artificial intelligence programs like Eliza. With this base, students use authoring systems to model a variety of narrative techniques and to create their own fictions. Knowledge of programming helpful but not necessary. This course explores the properties of non-linear, multi-linear, and interactive forms of narratives as they have evolved from print to digital media. Works covered in this course range from the Talmud, classics of non-linear novels, experimental literature, early sound and film experiments to recent multi-linear and interactive films and games. The study of the structural properties of narratives that experiment with digression, multiple points of view, disruptions of time, space, and of storyline is complemented by theoretical texts about authorship/readership, plot/story, properties of digital media and hypertext. Questions that will be addressed in this course include: How can we define 'non-linearity/multi-linearity', 'interactivity', 'narrative'. To what extend are these aspects determined by the text, the reader, the digital format? What kinds of narratives are especially suited for a nonlinear/ interactive format? Are there stories that can only be told in a digital format? What can we learn from early non-digital examples of non-linear and interactive story telling? (less)

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Humanities
Social Sciences
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Activities and Labs
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Fendt, Kurt
Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative: Theory and Practice, Spring 2006
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Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative: Theory and Practice, Spring 2006

Techniques of creating narratives that take advantage of the flexibility of form ... (more)

Techniques of creating narratives that take advantage of the flexibility of form offered by the computer. Study of the structural properties of book-based narratives that experiment with digression, multiple points of view, disruptions of time and of storyline. Analysis of the structure and evaluation of the literary qualities of computer-based narratives including hypertexts, adventure games, and classic artificial intelligence programs like Eliza. With this base, students use authoring systems to model a variety of narrative techniques and to create their own fictions. Knowledge of programming helpful but not necessary. (less)

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Humanities
Science and Technology
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Coleman, Beth
Introduction to Asian American Studies: Literature, Culture, and Historical Experience, Fall 2002
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Introduction to Asian American Studies: Literature, Culture, and Historical Experience, Fall 2002

An interdisciplinary subject that draws on literature, history, anthropology, film, and cultural ... (more)

An interdisciplinary subject that draws on literature, history, anthropology, film, and cultural studies to examine the experiences of Asian Americans in US society. Covers the first wave of Asian immigration in the nineteenth century, the rise of anti-Asian movements, the experiences of Asian Americans during WWII, the emergence of the Asian American movement in the 1960s, and the new wave of "post-1965" Asian immigration. Examines the role these historical experiences played in the formation of Asian American ethnicity, and explores how these experiences informed Asian American literature and culture. Addresses key societal issues such as racial stereotyping, media racism, affirmative action issues, the glass ceiling, the "model minority" syndrome, and anti-Asian harassment or violence. (less)

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Humanities
Social Sciences
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Chung, Emma Teng
Introduction to Contemporary Hispanic Literature, Spring 2005
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Introduction to Contemporary Hispanic Literature, Spring 2005

Studies important twentieth-century texts from Spain and Latin America that represent the ... (more)

Studies important twentieth-century texts from Spain and Latin America that represent the principal fictional genrespoetry, theatre, short story, and the novel. Includes works by Bombal, Lorca, Neruda, Vallejo, Machado, and Garca Mrquez. Taught in Spanish. Subject offered Spring 2003 and Fall 2004. (less)

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Humanities
Social Sciences
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Resnick, Margery
Introduction to Literary Theory, Spring 2010
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Introduction to Literary Theory, Spring 2010

This subject examines the ways in which we read. It introduces some ... (more)

This subject examines the ways in which we read. It introduces some of the different strategies of reading, comprehending and engaging with literary texts developed in the twentieth century, paying special attention to post-structuralist theories and their legacy. (What poststructuralism means will be discussed often in this course, so don't worry if you don't know what it means right now!) The course is organized around specific theoretical paradigms. In general, we will: (1) work through selected readings in order to see how they determine or define the task of literary interpretation; (2) locate the limits of each particular approach; and (3) trace the emergence of subsequent theoretical paradigms as responses to the achievements and limitations of what came before. The literary texts and films accompanying the theoretical material will serve as concrete cases that allow us to see theory in action. For the most part, each week will pair a text or film with a particular interpretative approach, using the former to explore the latter. Rather than attempting a definitive or full analysis of the literary or film work, we will exploit it (unashamedly -- and indeed sometimes reductively) to understand better the theoretical reading it accompanies. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
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Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Raman, Shankar
Introduction to Media Studies, Fall 2003
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Introduction to Media Studies, Fall 2003

Offers an overview of the social, cultural, political, and economic impact of ... (more)

Offers an overview of the social, cultural, political, and economic impact of mediated communication on modern culture. Combines critical discussions with hands-on "experiments" working with different media. Media covered include radio, television, film, the printed word, and digital technologies. Topics include the nature and function of media, core media institutions, and media in transition. (less)

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Humanities
Social Sciences
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Walsh, Andrea S.
Introduction to Spanish Culture, Fall 2004
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Introduction to Spanish Culture, Fall 2004

Studies the major social, political, and aesthetic modes which have shaped Spanish ... (more)

Studies the major social, political, and aesthetic modes which have shaped Spanish civilization. Coordinates the study of literature, film, art, and architecture with the historical evolution of Spain. Readings and discussions focus on such topics as: the coexistence of Christians, Moors, and Jews; Imperial Spain; The First and Second Republics; and the contemporary period as background for the emergence of distinctively Spanish literary and artistic movements. Taught in Spanish. This course has several purposes. The major concern will be the examination of Spanish culture including Spain's history, architecture, art, literature and film, to determine if there is a uniquely Spanish manner of seeing and understanding the world - one which emerges as clearly distinct from our own and that of other Western European nations. (less)

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Humanities
Social Sciences
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Resnick, Margery
Japanese IV, Spring 2009
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Japanese IV, Spring 2009

"This course covers Japanese: The Spoken Language lessons 17 through 22. It ... (more)

"This course covers Japanese: The Spoken Language lessons 17 through 22. It will further develop the four basic skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing, that students have acquired through Japanese I, II and III courses, with emphasis on oral communication skills in various practical situations. Students will learn approximately 100 Kanji characters in this course. Sessions in English cover grammar explanation, socio-cultural information and other important issues for using the language, while Japanese lessons focus on the actual use of the language, integrating students' prior knowledge with newly learned patterns, and communicating within the frame given in the class." (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Full Course
Video Lectures
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Nagatomi, Ayumi
Nagaya, Yoshimi
Shingu, Ikue
Laban Movement Analysis
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Laban Movement Analysis

These materials include teacher notes and student instructions for 1 hour activity ... (more)

These materials include teacher notes and student instructions for 1 hour activity for a module on Laban Movement Analysis. The activity is designed to give students an opportunity to practice and apply movement analysis, observational skills and documentation skills to film analysis. The activity specifically addresses turning actions. However, any movement theme may be featured such as aerial forms, gestures, circular paths, or floor plans. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Provider:
University of Surrey
Provider Set:
Contexts, Culture and Creativity
Author:
Inma Álvarez; Jean Johnson-Jones
Literature, Ethics, Authority, Fall 2009
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Literature, Ethics, Authority, Fall 2009

Literature, Ethics, and Authority uses story in the form of readings and ... (more)

Literature, Ethics, and Authority uses story in the form of readings and movies to address the relationship between ethics and leadership. The course covers a range of topics, from issues of diversity and gender in the workplace to coping with the human realities of war and death. The course syllabus includes short stories, novels, plays, works of non-fiction, and films, and is representative of many different cultures and nationalities. This class is taught as a seminar to encourage discussion of these issues. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hafrey, Leigh
Major Authors: After the Masterpiece: Novels by Melville, Twain, Faulkner, and Morrison, Fall 2006
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Major Authors: After the Masterpiece: Novels by Melville, Twain, Faulkner, and Morrison, Fall 2006

This seminar provides intensive study of exciting texts by four influential American ... (more)

This seminar provides intensive study of exciting texts by four influential American authors. In studying paired works, we can enrich our sense of each author's distinctive methods, get a deeper sense of the development of their careers, and shake up our preconceptions about what makes an author or a work "great." Students will get an opportunity to research an author in depth, as well as making broader comparisons across the syllabus. (less)

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Humanities
Social Sciences
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kelley, Wyn
Major Authors: Melville and Morrison, Fall 2003
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Major Authors: Melville and Morrison, Fall 2003

Close study of a limited group of writers. Instruction and practice in ... (more)

Close study of a limited group of writers. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication. Topic for Fall: Willa Cather. Topic for Spring: Oscar Wilde and the 90s. From Course Home Page: This seminar provides intensive study of texts by two American authors (Herman Melville, 1819-1891, and Toni Morrison, 1931-) who, using lyrical, radically innovative prose, explore in different ways epic notions of American identity. Focusing on Melville's Typee (1846), Moby-Dick (1851), and The Confidence-Man (1857) and Morrison's Sula (1973), Beloved (1987), Jazz (1992), and Paradise (1998), the class will address their common concerns with issues of gender, race, language, and nationhood. Be prepared to read deeply (i.e. a small number of texts with considerable care), to draw on a variety of sources in different media, and to employ them in creative research, writing, and multimedia projects. (less)

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Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kelley, Wyn
Major Media Texts, Fall 2006
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Major Media Texts, Fall 2006

Intensive close study and analysis of historically significant media "texts" that have ... (more)

Intensive close study and analysis of historically significant media "texts" that have been considered landmarks or have sustained extensive critical and scholarly discussion. Such texts may include oral epic, story cycles, plays, novels, films, opera, television drama and digital works. Emphasizes close reading from a variety of contextual and aesthetic perspectives. Syllabus varies each year, and may be organized around works that have launched new modes and genres, works that reflect upon their own media practices, or on stories that migrate from one medium to another. At least one of the assigned texts are collaboratively taught, and visiting lectures and discussions are a regular feature of the subject. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Henderson, Diana
Marketing, Microchips and McDonalds: Debating Globalization, Spring 2004
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Marketing, Microchips and McDonalds: Debating Globalization, Spring 2004

Everyday we are bombarded with the word "global" and encouraged to see ... (more)

Everyday we are bombarded with the word "global" and encouraged to see globalization as the quintessential transformation of our age. But what exactly does "globalization" mean? How is it affecting the lives of people around the world, not only in economic, but social and cultural terms? How do contemporary changes compare with those from other historical periods? Are such changes positive, negative or simply inevitable? And, finally, how does the concept of the "global" itself shape our perceptions in ways that both help us understand the contemporary world and potentially distort it? This course begins by offering a brief overview of historical "world systems," including those centered in Asia as well as Europe. It explores the nature of contemporary transformations, including those in economics, media & information technologies, population flows, and consumer habits, not through abstractions but by focusing on the daily lives of people in various parts of the world. This course considers such topics as the day-to-day impact of computers in Silicon Valley and among Tibetan refugees; the dilemmas of factory workers in the US and rural Java; the attractions of Bombay cinema in Nigeria, the making of rap music in Japan, and the cultural complexities of immigrant life in France. This course seeks not only to understand the various forms globalization takes, but to understand its very different impacts world-wide. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
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Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Walley, Christine
Media Construction of Social Justice Unit 1 Lesson 2: Abolitionists on Film

Media Construction of Social Justice Unit 1 Lesson 2: Abolitionists on Film

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson using four short film excerpts to ... (more)

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson using four short film excerpts to teach about arguments for the abolition of slavery and the tactics used by abolitionists. For full materials associated with this lesson visit the home page for this curriculum kit - http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/?action=justice (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Ithaca College
Provider Set:
Project Look Sharp
Author:
Sox Sperry
Media Construction of Social Justice Unit 2 Lesson 2: Suffragists on Film

Media Construction of Social Justice Unit 2 Lesson 2: Suffragists on Film

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson using four short film excerpts to ... (more)

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson using four short film excerpts to teach about tactics used by suffragists toward achieving the vote. For full materials associated with this lesson visit the home page for this curriculum kit - http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/?action=justice (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Ithaca College
Provider Set:
Project Look Sharp
Author:
Sox Sperry
Media Construction of Social Justice Unit 3  Lesson 2: Unions and Race

Media Construction of Social Justice Unit 3 Lesson 2: Unions and Race

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson using four short film excerpts to ... (more)

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson using four short film excerpts to reflect on racial inclusion and exclusion in the labor union movement between 1910-1920. For full materials associated with this lesson visit the home page for this curriculum kit - http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/?action=justice (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Ithaca College
Provider Set:
Project Look Sharp
Author:
Sox Sperry
Media Construction of Social Justice Unit 5 Lesson 2: Identity and Satire

Media Construction of Social Justice Unit 5 Lesson 2: Identity and Satire

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson using four short film excerpts to ... (more)

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson using four short film excerpts to review representations in popular culture of women's identity in the context of the women's liberation movement. For full materials associated with this lesson visit the home page for this curriculum kit - http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/?action=justice (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Ithaca College
Provider Set:
Project Look Sharp
Author:
Sox Sperry
Media Construction of Social Justice Unit 7  Lesson 2: Gay Affirmative or Gay Negative?

Media Construction of Social Justice Unit 7 Lesson 2: Gay Affirmative or Gay Negative?

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson using four short film excerpts to ... (more)

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson using four short film excerpts to reflect on intolerance toward LGBT people and forms of resistance to intolerance. For full materials associated with this lesson visit the home page for this curriculum kit - http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/?action=justice (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Ithaca College
Provider Set:
Project Look Sharp
Author:
Sox Sperry
Media Construction of the Peace Unit 1 Lesson 2: To Inspire - To Breathe Into

Media Construction of the Peace Unit 1 Lesson 2: To Inspire - To Breathe Into

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson using four short film excerpts to ... (more)

Media literacy and critical thinking lesson using four short film excerpts to reflect on what inspires people to move from affinity to action. For full materials associated with this lesson visit the home page for this curriculum kit - http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/?action=peace (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Ithaca College
Provider Set:
Project Look Sharp
Author:
Sox Sperry