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The following courses will begin after spring break. Students in these courses study a subject and attend films during the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. The five courses currently available are listed on Homer under the Interdisciplinary Studies Program and GCOM prefixes. The courses are:




Art in Motion CRN# 43578 IISP 10100-01

The Flow of Sexualities: Practices and People CRN#43579 IISP 10100-02

Moving Across Boundaries, the Trans-Genre Movement in Writing and Film CRN#43580 IISP 10100-03

Health On The Move: The Effect Of Migrations, Geography, And Mobility On Health CRN#43581 IISP 10100-05

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




Course Descriptions:



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, 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, 1 credit

FLEFF: Moving Across Boundaries, the Trans-Genre Movement in Writing and Film CRN#43580 IISP 10100-03

While the categories used to sell literature and film have always had blurry boundaries, the distinctions of genre (fiction/poetry/ /romance/documentary/etc.) are giving way to creative works that migrate across these borders. Graphic “novels” are taught in journalism, art, fiction, and nonfiction classes. Ethnographic films appear far outside departments of anthropology and anthropologists borrow from fiction writers to tell their stories. Do writers and filmmakers long for increased mobility across the border of categories?  What is the allure of this mobility? What are its benefits and its dangers? Students will complete short readings and attend FLEFF films in order to explore these issues.

Catherine Taylor, 1 credit

Saturday, March 30 2-5pm        Friday, April 12 3-5

Sunday, April 7 3-5                        Monday, April 15 3-6

Two additional evening meeting times will be scheduled right after two film screenings.


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, 1 credit


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

Students will read relevant texts and attend FLEFF films to 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 seek answers to these and other questions in this online class. Todd Schack, One Credit, Block II, Online only.


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