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Fall 2019 Middle East UN3644 section 001
VISUAL CULTRS-MOD SOUTH ASIA

Call Number 10371
Day & Time
Location
MW 2:40pm-3:55pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Debashree Mukherjee
Type LECTURE
Course Description This lecture course introduces students to the power and meaning of popular visual cultures of South Asia. Visual culture is a crucial arena for the enactment of social transformations and the creation of collective imaginaries. We will track such varied modern media types as calendar art, photography, film, architecture, clothing, and religious festivals, loosely following key chronological signposts in the shared histories of the subcontinent. Together, we will practice a new way of understanding history and society – a visual way that will make us aware of the diversity of hopes, fears, and dreams that comprise South Asia. Designed for students with a basic understanding of South Asian history, the course aims to familiarize you with key methodological approaches in visual culture studies and current debates in South Asian art history and media theory.
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 6 students (30 max) as of 4:05PM Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Subject Middle East
Number UN3644
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies
Campus Morningside
Section key 20193MDES3644W001

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