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Course Development and Faculty Research

On an ongoing basis, course development grants are offered by the Duke University Center for International Studies every year, funded both by the annual budget and by Title VI National Resource Center funds.  DUCIS also budgets funds to support overseas travel and research by faculty.  The Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Programs provides additional funding for this purpose.

Spring 2011 Courses

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AMES 188
LIT 112J
AMI 111A
VISUALST 105G

Modern Chinese Cinema Guo-Juin Hong 01 Th 02:50 PM-05:20 PM Carr 240

Course Description

Films, documentaries, television series, and soap operas produced in Mainland China in the post-Mao era, modern and contemporary Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Topics include the history and aesthetics of the new wave cinema, soap operas as the new forum for public debate o popular culture, and debate over the relationship between Euro-American modernist and the national cinema. C-L Film Video. Instructor: Hong

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FRENCH 193
AAAS 193

Creole/ Kreyol Studies II Jacques Pierre 01 TuTh 11:40 AM-12:55 PM Carr 135

Course Description

A second course on Haitian Creole/Krey

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GERMAN 184
THEATRST 172B
LIT 112N
ICS 183C
VISUALST 118H
AMI 111Q
Existentialist Cinema Michael Morton 01 TuTh 02:50 PM-04:05 PM Old Chem 116

Course Description

Distinctively cinematic engagements with principal themes in the existentialist tradition: isolation and alienation, identity and commitment, perception and reality, communication and contact, madness and sanity. In-depth exploration of culturally specific filmic modes of capturing, processing, and transmitting images of human life and the myriad issues, moral conflicts, and dilemmas that inform it. Films to be considered will vary with different offerings of the course, but may include works of directors such as Herzog, Schloendorff, Fassbinder, Wenders, Bergman, Antonioni, Kurosawa, and Godard, among others. Instructor: Morton

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HISTORY 120

Baseball In a Global Perspective John Thompson 01 MWF 10:20 AM-11:10 AM Perkins 2-071

Course Description

Examination of baseball from 18th-c. origins in Britain’s North American colonies to the contemporary “World Baseball Classic.” Topics addressed include transformation from amateur participant sport to commercial spectator sports business based in North America; globalization of the sport; commercialization and professionalization in new environments; and trans-national baseball as a lens for examining evolving class, race, gender, regional, and international relationships. Among central themes is how baseball’s international migration reshaped the game.

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PUBPOL 148S
DOCST 173S

Islam and the Media Philip Bennett
Wendy Ewald
01 M 04:25 PM-06:55 PM Nasher 119

Course Description

How the news media portray Muslims in the United States, and how Muslim communities see themselves in the context of media coverage. Roles of religion, culture, language and other experience in journalists’ approach to stories about Muslims in America. American Muslims identification with these stories. News media’s portrayals of individuals and communities resemblance to Muslims’ self-portraits. One assignment: develop a project involving Muslim communities, guided by Wendy Ewald of the Center for Documentary Studies. Field trips to area Islamic centers.

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POLISH 2

Elementary Polish Beth Holmgren 01 MWF 01:30 PM-02:20 PM Languages 109

Course Description

Introduction to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Polish. No preliminary knowledge of Polish necessary. Second half of Polish 1, 2.

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TURKISH 11

Accelerated Turkish II Serhat Uyurkulak 01 MW 02:50 PM-04:05 PM
TuTh 02:50 PM-04:05 PM
TBA

Course Description

Continuation of Turkish 10. Intermediate level of proficiency in five areas, grammar, speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing. Language taught embedded in cultural constructs.

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RELIGION 196S

Muslim Traditions in Learning Ebrahim Moosa 01 M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Perkins 2-065

Course Description

Topics and instructors to be announced. Instructor: Staff

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WOLOF 2

Elementary Wolof Bouna Ndiaye 01 TuTh 11:40 AM-12:55 PM TBA

Course Description

Introduction to reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in the Wolof language. Includes manuals, newspapers, music recordings, video clips, and movies. Instructor: Ndiaye

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WOMENST 168S

Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights Ara Wilson 01 MW 01:15 PM-02:30 PM White 201

Course Description

This course investigates gender and sexual dimensions of human rights, considering key international human rights campaigns and emphasizing the historical and philosophical contexts involved in advocacy for Women’s Human Rights and Sexual Rights. May include a service-learning component.

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