Senior Honors Thesis Seminar

Required for AMES seniors completing an honors thesis. Course will guide students through the writing of the thesis, the preliminary research for which will have been completed in the Fall. Students will share and critically evaluate portions of each other’s projects. Consent of instructor required. One course.

Contemporary Israeli Cinema

A comparative approach to Israeli cinema, in the context of American and European cinemas. Cinema and nationalism. Cinematic representations of social, political, racial, and ethnic tensions and fissures: social gap, immigration to and emigration from Israel, militarism and civil society, masculinity and femininity, and the Israeli-Arab conflict. Popular culture and its relationship with high culture. One course.