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3.02.112 Exercises: (b) Ü Written English: British Asian Cinema - Details
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Subtitle
Course number 3.02.112
Semester Sommersemester 2020
Current number of participants 11
expected number of participants 18
Home institute Institute of English and American Studies
Courses type Exercises in category Teaching
First date Fri , 24.04.2020 10:00 - 12:00
Type/Form
Lehrsprache englisch

Course location / Course dates

n.a Friday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly(12x)

Comment/Description

British Asian cinema has its roots in the Black politics of the 1960s and '70s when a new wave of politically active filmmakers began to use film to challenge racism and create greater awareness of issues facing their communities, such as poverty and social exclusion. British Asian films, in keeping with these roots, focus on the position of South-Asian communities in Britain, and on the complex experiences of second generation British Asians growing up with both cultures. Key issues are conforming to, or rejecting, aspects of both cultures, often centering on religion, “arranged marriage”, intergenerational conflict, gender expectations, sexuality and racism.

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This Written English course forms one half of the compulsory module ang311: Integrated Language Skills. The module is assessed via a portfolio and the assessment requirements are a take-home essay, an edited version of this essay, and a written language test. The grade will be added to the result from Spoken English. Homework assignments as required by the lecturer will count towards active participation.

ASSESSMENT: 50% language based, 50% content based.

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