2015-31

Arizona State University
University Senate
Fall 2014

Senate Motion #2015-31

Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair

Date of First Reading: December 1, 2014

Date of Second Reading: January 26, 2015

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of International Letters and Cultures – for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate – International Cinema

Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of International Letters and Cultures – for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate – International Cinema

Rationale: The power of international cinema lies in its ability to underscore national differences and engage diverse viewpoints. The certificate program in international cinema provides undergraduates with the means to explore and understand the role that international film plays in highlighting cultural diversity; reflecting the sociocultural, political, and economic currents of the period and cultural setting depicted; and calling into question an accepted idea of the dominance of Hollywood film. The certificate provides an integrated pathway through the variety of international film courses already offered in the School of International Letters and Cultures.

Actions: 
Approved
Admin Response: 
Approved