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EL808 – Cultural Studies (3)

EL808 – Cultural Studies (3)

Cultural studies skills will facilitate students to consider the past not just as an academic subject but as an unfolding inherited tradition. It explores many aspects in social life construction such as images, artifacts, narratives, and identities which include races, abilities, and nationalities. Students will deal with some theories of scholars whose work engages with Marxism, Media Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, and Post-Colonial Theory. The course will make use of examples from art, mass media, literature, and architecture to critically examine themes of production and consumption, power and resistance, technologies and bodies, identity and representation, space, place, and globalization.

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EL807 – Film Interpretation (3)

EL807 – Film Interpretation (3)

This course provides students with a solid background in written structural analysis and appreciation of film as an art form through an analytical approach. The course encourages students to move beyond the perception of film as simple entertainment and familiarizes them with film’s place in the realm of contemporary art. Students discuss the various techniques and interpretive elements within the films covered in class and learn to think critically about films through writing.

 

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EL804 – Children Literature (3)

EL804 – Children Literature (3)

This course is an introduction to the spectrum of children’s literature. This course is designed to introduce and explore wonderful examples of children’s literature. We will be reading, discussing, and evaluating a wide array outstanding children’s literature, as well creating original works of literature by participating in a writing workshop. Since students will read, discuss, and write a good deal, comprehension and writing skills are essential.

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EL803 – Gender and Literature (3)

EL803 – Gender and Literature (3)

This course focuses on the study of gender relation as depicted in literary texts of different writers from different regions. Upon attending this course, the students will obtain gender-fair perspective which will be used for analyzing the texts and if necessary for re-writing the texts to promote gender-fair life. They will be required to read not only stories, but also theories.

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EL802 – Semiotics (3)

EL802 – Semiotics (3)

The objectives of this course are: (1) to enable students to identify the signs, both as ‘signifier’ and ‘signified’ signs covering universal, conventional, and private signs and (2) to interpret those signs to find out how those signs will contribute /build up the literary works by relating those sign with other elements of the literary works.

 

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EL715 – American Culture and Literature (3)

EL715 – American Culture and Literature (3)

This course explores the development of American literature in the 20 century. Students read texts from various genres short fiction, poetry, and essays as well as texts considered “classic” and “popular.” The literature is examined in its cultural and historical context including the Great Depression, civil rights movement, and the globe-encompassing Second World War. In addition to broadening students’ appreciation of the literature of a large corner of the English-speaking world, this course requires students to consider how American literature can be read and used by an Indonesian audience. Course work involves regular response paragraphs, a presentation, and a final essay.

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EL714 – Theme Songs (3)

EL714 – Theme Songs (3)

This course aims to enable the students to identify the themes of English songs and interpret the meaning of the themes to find out the song composers’ purposes of creating the songs and the moods of the singers of the song through the song lyrics, the melody, and other elements shown in the songs. At the end of the course, the students’ abilities are sharpened to recognize the themes of the songs and are able to apply their skills in wider scopes of field such as selecting the “right” songs as the background for drama or movie.

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EL713 – Indonesian Literature (3)

EL713 – Indonesian Literature (3)

This course focuses on the study of Indonesian Literature in connection with the Indonesian history and the development of ideas proposed by the Indonesian writers. It covers the readings and the discussion of writings by Indonesians both in Bahasa Indonesia and English. Helping students see the Indonesian and English languages and cultures in comparative perspective, this course provides them with background and knowledge for a more culturally responsive attitude that meets the needs of global society.

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EL712 – Folk Culture (3)

EL712 – Folk Culture (3)

This course introduces the student to basic concepts of folklore and folk life. The subject matter is framed taking into account different culture areas and ethnic groups (tribal and folk) in order to provide some sense of the variety of folk groups and the effect of the cultural and natural environment on folk culture. This course seeks to develop the skills of the student in the understanding of unfamiliar cultures and in the interpretation of cultural differences.

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EL706 – Interpreting (3)

EL706 – Interpreting (3)

This course provides students with the skills in oral translation from English to Indonesian and vice versa for the purposes of communication for general audiences. Different modes of interpreting are introduced and practiced using the meaning-based principles. Students will practice in breaking down the speech into meaning units of discourse and restating the message into the target language. A sound proficiency in both the source and the target languages is imperative as a helpful aid in performing the interpreting job. Characteristics of a good interpreter, guidance, and tactics for interpreters, and the stages in the interpreting process are also provided in the course.

 

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