BOLLYWOOD: POPULAR INDIAN CINEMA
2018-2019 Bradford Campus Catalog
   

COMM 0215 - BOLLYWOOD: POPULAR INDIAN CINEMA


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course introduces students to the fascinating world of Bollywood- the Hindi film industry. We will discuss the many facets of Hindi movies such as: dance, music, themes, and social customs. Students will also view Bollywood films (complete with sub-titles). We will use both classic and current Bollywood cinema for this course and trace the development of stylistic and aesthetic changes throughout. Further, we will explore the notion of popular cinema. Specifically, we will inquire into the importance of the popular in a non-Western context and why we must take the popular seriously as a mode of knowledge production, which shapes both cultural practice and aspects of cultural production beyond the cinematic. Through this course, students will learn how Bollywood has emerged as a major player in global media.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
General Education: Cultures-Global


Click here for class schedule information.