Course Descriptions

Term:

Fall Quarter (F20)

Dept/Description Course No., Title  Instructor
COM LIT (F20)100A  PALESTINIAN LITMOR, L.

This course surveys modern Palestinian cultural production from the late Ottoman period to the present moment. How do Palestinian authors, film makers and artists record, respond to, and communicate their personal and collective experiences? Thematically, this course focuses on representations of disappearance—due to expulsion, settler colonialism, and appropriation—and of the fragmentation of Palestinian lives and temporalities—through checkpoints, refugee camps and sieges. Methodologically, this course investigates the particular ways in which literature coveys past events and allows for experiences and insights that are different than those produced by historical documentation. It further explores the tension between the political and the aesthetic: how have Palestinian authors and artists dedicated their works to shaping their nation and its struggle, while at the same time insisting on the aesthetic and psychological values of their work, situating themselves in relation to other literary traditions, or expressing their discontent with nationalism as a framework? Readings and viewings may include works by Khalil al-Sakakini, Ghassan Kanafani, Emile Habiby, Sahar Khalifeh, Elias Khoury, Ibrahim Nasrallah, Adania Shibli, Ibtisam Azem, Elia Suleiman, Scandar Copti, Mona Hatoum, Larissa Sansour, Hana Farah and others. All works will be discussed in their English translations; students are welcome, however, to read them in the original Arabic.
Days: TU TH  02:00-03:20 PM

FLM&MDA (F20)115  BILLY WILDER HOLLYWOODMARZOLA, L

This class will focus on the work of writer-director Billy Wilder, from the noir thrillers Double Indemnity and Sunset Blvd. to the slapstick comedy of Some Like It Hot, the biting satire of Ace in the Hotel, and the romantic plights of The Apartment. As with any auteurist class, we’ll explore Wilder’s biography, influences, and stylistic and thematic preoccupations. But we will also use his career as a means to explore large phenomenon of the Hollywood Studio System including its absorption of European immigrants, the workings of the system and its decline, film noir, the rise of independent production, and the breakdown of the Hays Code and censorship. Wilder was there for it all and his work and words will serve as our guide.
Days:   12:00-12:00 AM

HISTORY (F20)16A  WORLD RELIGIONS IMCKENNA, J.

This is a lecture course (with required discussion sections) on monotheistic religions, surveying key historical events, major figures, basic ideas, essential practices, significant texts, notable artifacts, and important trends in scholarship concerning the religions under review. The class presumes no prior knowledge of these traditions and has no prerequisites; it fulfills requirements for the History major, the Religious Studies major and minor, and satisfies General Education categories IV (Arts and Humanities) or VIII (International/Global Issues). Three textbooks (one for each religion) and three essayistic in-class tests (one for each religion).  Weekly short, typed essays to facilitate small group discussions. Note that the study of religion at University is academic, not devotional.

(IV and VIII )
Days: MO WE  11:00-11:50 AM

REL STD (F20)5A  WORLD RELIGIONS IMCKENNA, J.

This is a lecture course (with required discussion sections) on monotheistic religions, surveying key historical events, major figures, basic ideas, essential practices, significant texts, notable artifacts, and important trends in scholarship concerning the religions under review. The class presumes no prior knowledge of these traditions and has no prerequisites; it fulfills requirements for the History major, the Religious Studies major and minor, and satisfies General Education categories IV (Arts and Humanities) or VIII (International/Global Issues). Three textbooks (one for each religion) and three essayistic in-class tests (one for each religion).  Weekly short, typed essays to facilitate small group discussions. Note that the study of religion at University is academic, not devotional.

(same as 26550 History 16A, Lec A)
Days: MWF  11:00-11:50 AM

Courses Offered by the Jewish Studies Minor or other Schools at UCI

Fall Quarter (F20)

Dept Course No., Title   Instructor
POL SCI (F20)159  POLITICS IN ISRAELRUBABSHI

No description is currently available.
Days: T TH  03:30-04:50 PM