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ASIA 353 001 (Lecture)

Introduction to Hindi Film

History, aesthetics, politics, and social roles of Bollywood films. Seminar discussions in English; Hindi films with English subtitles.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 1 (Sep 03, 2019 to Nov 29, 2019)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): September 17, 2019

Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 17, 2019
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 11, 2019

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Mon15:0018:00Hennings201
1 Thu16:0017:00BuchananA101

Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:14
Currently Registered:41
General Seats Remaining:14
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  If this course is blocked please sign up for the waitlist section. Students will be placed into the class based off our department priority guidelines. For more information please visit: (Is the class blocked even though there are a few seats that are free? This is normal. Please check our website for what this means.) The Hindi films, commonly known as Bollywood is one of the most prominent and biggest film industries not only in India but also in the world. In India and South Asia in general, films have always been major source of entertainment. Along with the main aim of giving pleasure to moviegoers, the Hindi films have always played a vital role in shaping the South Asian society. This introductory course offers an overview of Hindi film history through different time periods and different themes and patterns that prevailed in those periods. A representative collection of films will be screened and later taken for discussion in the class. The chronological screening of the films is based on themes, personalities and genres to represent different eras of the Hindi film history. Along with the films the students are required to read select articles on weekly themes. All the readings are in English and the films will have English subtitles, no knowledge of Hindi is required for the course.

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