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SOC 903

Action Cinema and Modernity

This course will focus on blockbuster action cinema in terms of global marketing, complex production strategies, and internationally accessible screen imagery which establishes an ideological, and fictionally 'urbanized,' terrain for high consumption. Such filmmakers as Woo, Tarantino, McTiernan, Cameron, the Wachowski Bros., and others will be studied in the context of critical theories of modernity. Screen identity, and group identity construction will have focus.
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1

Prerequisites

SOC 103 or SOC 104 or SOC 105 or SOC 107

Antirequisites

None

Co-Requisites

None

Custom Requisites

None

Sociology