Need a one credit FLEFF Mini Course starting in Block II?

01/30/2013

Contributed by Warren Schlesinger

One credit mini courses are offered as part of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF). Courses start right after spring break. The FLEFF mini courses require students to attend screenings and encourage students to participate in the Festival. Students can sign up for courses on Homer. Course descriptions and CRN numbers are below. Contact Prof. Warren Schlesinger if you have any questions (warren@ithaca.edu).

FLEFF: Art in Motion CRN# 43578 IISP 10100-01

The ideal artist is no longer a solitary genius but a jet-setting traveler moving between residencies and international exhibitions. Through readings and film, we will explore how mobility has become the currency of the art world.  How does the privileged mobility of the artist compare with the less privileged mobility or immobility of their subjects?  What parallels are there between the contemporary artist and documentary filmmaker?  What are the ethical dimensions of being a nomadic image-maker?  Paul Wilson, Art History, Block II: 4-5:15MW, Friends 205 1 credit

FLEFF: The Flow of Sexualities: Practices and People CRN#43579 IISP 10100-02
We don't often think of 'sexuality' as having a global flow, a mobility all its own. But it does. Sexuality -- identities, practices, attitudes -- move around, move with, and move through people and places and time periods. Using FLEFF films and selected readings from the social sciences and pop culture, we will explore the mobile 'life' of sexualities and people. Rebecca Plante MW 2 - 2:50, Block II Williams 222 1 credit

FLEFF: HEALTH ON THE MOVE: THE EFFECT OF MIGRATIONS, GEOGRAPHY, AND MOBILITY ON HEALTH CRN#43581 IISP 10100-05

Human migration happens for many reasons: political, personal, safety, economics, among others.  This course focuses on the movement of people – individuals and population- and their health. Among the subjects covered will be in the status of refugees, the impact of geography on health, and migrations. We will also explore what happens to those who either chose not to migrate or cannot do so.  Recent migrations in Africa and the Middle East due to conflicts, the forced migrations caused by the slave trade, the health of equatorial people, and the health impacts of immobility will also be addressed. Stewart Auyash M 4-5:15, Block II Hill Center 59 1 credit

The Costs of Social Mobility: Stories of Class 'Straddlers' CRN 43775 IISP 10100-07

Explores the challenges faced by people who've achieved the ‘American Dream’ and yet exist in a kind of class limbo. They're now middle/upper class, but they still feel allegiant to the working class. They hold dear both 'blue collar' and 'white collar' values. Their internal conflicts relate to money, education, culture, and their divided loyalties. Texts will include FLEFF films and selected readings.  Nick Kowalczyk, 1 credit. Block II. Meets in-person 2:35-3:50pm on Tues, March 19 & Tues, April 16 SMID 114. Otherwise online.

Global Music Mobilities: Destabilizing Music Mythologies CRN#43584 GCOM 29322-01

Students will examine global music flows and the way in which today's information technologies have changed forever not just the consumption, access and performance of music, but also its very creation.  To what extent have these flows helped to create or destroy unique music-based communities independent of geography, socioeconomic status, or culture? Is there a global dominance in the creation of music mythology from the West (US/UK) and is this hegemony challenged by the global East and South? Has technology helped or hurt the way in which music flows both chronicle and give voice to social change?  We will read relevant texts and attend FLEFF films to answer these questions in this online class. Todd Schack, One Credit, Block II, Online only.

 

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