“So as to give them courage we must teach people to be shocked by themselves.”

For Your Film Analysis (HUM303/ HUM415)

The YFAG’s section on scene analysis will be really useful for your film assignment.

Clearly it’s an honest question (HUM303)


Image Assignment (HUM225)

Create  an image (a drawing, a photo, a graphic) that critiques and/or explores one (or more) specific form(s) of value in US American life. This image should be uploaded as a jpeg to ilearn and be accompanied by a coherent and informed paragraph explaining its significance.  See the Image Forum for further details.

Social Mobility (HUM225)

Finals (HUM415)

OK that’s done: the schedule’s been amended to reflect the changes we decided upon today.

Film Analysis (HUM415)

Pick a film. Watch it once. Take notes.

Think about the film as a whole. Do a free write.

Watch the film again.

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Heads Up (HUM415)

No class 4/16. Instead watch “15 Million Merits”, an episode of the series Black Mirror. You can find it all over the place: vimeo, youtube, netflix, dailymotion.

For Thursday 4/9: Consider the question of why zombies are so pervasive today. What is it about this figure and the scenarios it implies that captures our collective fascination? You might look over the Zimbardo article in the reader.

We will screen and analyze a scene from Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead. This will be a graded assignment.

Additional Tracks (HUM303)

From top to bottom:

1. Jimmy Witherspoon, Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do [Orig. 192? This version 1947)

2. Wade Walton, Barbershop Rhythm (“Know what’s whuppin’?” “What’s that?” “This razor.”) [1960]

3. Marylin Scott (Mary Deloatch), I Got What My Daddy Likes [1945?]



Tracking A Rage in Harlem (HUM303)

Various artists from various regions from about the 1920s to the late 1950s. Listen to them: they speak to the social content of A Rage in Harlem.

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Tory had a little lamb

Easily one of the best photo-ops of recent times.




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