Chinese Language and Culture through Film


This course aims to further develop students' language skills and improve their understanding of Chinese society and culture through contemporary Chinese language film. Films of different themes are covered, such as the comparison of Chinese and Western family values and relationships, youth culture and campus life, romantic love stories, migrant workers and their living situations, space travel in fiction, etc. Critical film analysis such as film genre, camera angles, lighting, sound will be discussed to help students explore and analyze the artistic characteristics of films. Recommended prerequisite: Chinese 407 or 331 or equivalent proficiency.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • FL
  • ALP
  • CZ
Typically Offered
Spring Only