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Starts : 2017-06-26 in 3 days
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edX Free English EdX HarvardX History Humanities Literature

Harvard professor Stephen Greenblatt (John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities) guides learners through an exploration of Shakespeare’s unforgettable character Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and his historical origins.

In the first act of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, the Jewish moneylender Shylock proposes a “merry sport” to the merchant Antonio: he will lend Antonio the money he needs if Antonio agrees to let Shylock take a pound of his flesh should he default. Shylock calls this contract a “merry bond,” and Shakespeare’s First Folio calls the play a comedy. But what does Shylock want from the bond, and how merry does the play ultimately prove? 

This course introduces learners to Jewish history both in Venice and in England, to the ways in which Shakespeare’s own audience might have responded to the play and its genre, and to the history of the play’s production through the twenty-first century. 

Learners will also be invited to share their own theatrical interpretations of The Merchant of Venice and to ask how the meaning of a work of art may change in different times, contexts, and cultures.


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Starts : 2017-06-27 in 4 days
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX Humanities Social Sciences UQx

Are you working in the development sector and looking to take the next step in your career and take on a leadership role?

This business and management course is an introduction to key leadership theories and concepts that you will need to be an effective leader and manager. You will learn how leadership is different from management.

You will learn practical skills needed to build a shared vision, and lead across boundaries. You will learn to recognise your own leadership style, and the leadership styles of others. You will learn the different types of power, and tools for gaining legitimacy in your development work.

Upon course completion, you will be prepared to take on leadership roles in development and work effectively across geographical, cultural, organizational and disciplinary boundaries.

You will also develop a personalized leadership plan throughout the course, which will help you continue your leadership journey after you complete the MOOC.

This is the first course in the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters Program. In order to get the most out of this course, we recommend that you complete this course prior to completing the other courses in the MicroMasters Program. We also recommend that you have experience working in the development sector or a strong interest in this area.

Starts : 2017-07-04 in 11 days
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edX Free English EdX Humanities Social Sciences UQx

The experience of war has changed fundamentally – not only for those fighting and reporting, but also for those on the home front. High-tech nations wage wars from a distance using satellite-guided weaponry while non-state military actors, terrorist organizations, and citizen journalists have increasingly added new voices and visual perspectives to the conversation about conflict.

The ubiquity of smartphones, internet access, and social media transports the experience and complexity of war directly into our lives. Cyberspace offers greater freedoms and access to information at the same time as we discover a dramatic global rise of cyber espionage, internet censorship, and surveillance.

In this course, we map this emerging new terrain where violent conflict, information technology, and global media intersect and where the old distinctions between battlefront and home front, between soldier and civilian, between war and entertainment, and between public and private are being redrawn. 

Considering these changes, this course engages with questions surrounding:

  • The relationship between media, information technology, and war
  • How violent conflict is presented in the media and the responsibilities of journalists during wartime
  • The effect of instantaneous, worldwide reporting on battle and the politics of conflict
  • How we can understand and critically engage with media and information technology

In order to engage with these questions, this course is taught through a number of conventional and unconventional forms of learning methods and activities. These include lecture videos, questionnaires, and discussion fora. But it also includes practical, experiential elements taught through crowdsourcing, individual research, critical viewing, media and image analysis, and surveys. Combined, these activities allow you to gain fresh and timely insights into what happens beneath the surface of the screen in front of you. They enable you to gain a deeper understanding of how the politics of today's wars play out on and behind the digital screens in our hypermediatized age.

Starts : 2017-07-05 in 12 days
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edX Free English EdX Environmental Studies Humanities JaverianaX

Este curso les ayudará a responder preguntas como:

  1. ¿Consumen más, menos, o justo lo que necesitan?
  2. ¿Les gusta botar dinero cuando compran y consumen algo o estarían interesados en que no tuvieran que desperdiciarlo?
  3. ¿Por qué a veces consumen productos que no necesitan realmente?
  4. ¿Quieren seguir consumiendo los productos que compran actualmente sin sentirse culpables por los discursos ambientales sobre la protección del ambiente?

Si te has hecho alguna de estas preguntas antes o, por el contrario, nunca te las habías planteado, ¡Seguro disfrutarás este curso!

No existen los productos perfectamente sostenibles hoy en día. Por esto como compradores y consumidores debemos volvernos expertos en tomar las mejores decisiones posibles, con la mejor información disponible (e, incluso, exigir nueva información que no exista aún), sobre el valor que realmente queremos obtener de un bien o servicio, identificando las mejores oportunidades que nos ofrezcan las empresas para cuidar al ambiente y a la sociedad (al mencionar el cuidado del ambiente y de la sociedad, se incluyen ustedes mismos como compradores y consumidores)

Entonces, ¿de quién es la responsabilidad de que se sigan escuchando denuncias sobre la contaminación del ambiente por ejemplo? Todos los que estamos involucrados en el ciclo de vida de los bienes y servicios que compramos, tenemos la oportunidad de presionar para que los sistemas de producción y de consumo mejoren hacia un estado más sostenible que antes.

Starts : 2017-07-05 in 12 days
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edX Free English EdX Environmental Studies Humanities JaverianaX

Una compañía que pretenda ser sostenible debe pensar en generar un valor económico, social y medioambiental, en el corto y largo plazo, a fin de contribuir al aumento del bienestar y el progreso de las generaciones presentes y futuras.

Este curso se enfoca en las investigaciones y tendencias actuales, vistas desde la sostenibilidad ambiental para las empresas, considerando para ellos algunas medidas como operaciones más limpias, huella de producto y eco-eficiencia.

Durante este curso se tratarán oportunidades para crear valor en una forma sostenible y responsable, a través de la evaluación de casos de estudio y análisis de las estrategias corporativas relacionadas al desafío ambiental.

La sostenibilidad se identifica como una fuente de reducción de costes y aumento de ingresos. Además, muchas compañías consideran la sostenibilidad como un factor clave para fomentar el crecimiento en nuevos mercados de una forma responsable con el medio ambiente.

Starts : 2017-07-05 in 12 days
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edX Free English EdX Humanities JaverianaX Social Sciences

Analizar el contexto próximo del Papa Francisco y proponer alternativas de acción. Este curso teórico práctico, pretende hacer una aproximación reflexiva y crítica al pensamiento social del Papa Francisco desde la teología, teniendo como marco doctrinal de referencia, la doctrina social de la Iglesia, la realidad latinoamericana y mundial.

Starts : 2017-07-11 in 18 days
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edX Free English BrownX EdX Humanities Literature Philosophy & Ethics

What is memory? What’s the utility in exploring it and risking the activation of painful memories? What remembrance do we owe people we have lost and how is that reflected in the monuments we create to memorialize them? Why do different groups of people interpret the same event differently—even when the facts are not disputed?

In The Ethics of Memory, we will discuss these questions and more by exploring personal memory, collective memory and memorial culture, and conflicts of memory.

We begin early in the 20th century—the century of critical engagement with memory—when personal memory was plumbed as the basis of psychoanalysis and as a theme in the poetry and prose of World War I. Then we look at the ways in which a people, collectively, choose to memorialize those lost to war, injustice, or tragedy. Finally, we explore memory as a site of struggle, where the way we see ourselves currently implicated by a memory may depend on our group identity, such as in the case for reparations for slavery in the United States.

Throughout, we will share our own perspectives on personal and collective memory and wrestle with questions of ethical responsibility for remembrance and ownership of the narrative of a memory.

In this course, we will:

  • Discover in the writing of Freud how the exploration of memory gave birth to psychoanalysis, and in Proust how such exploration was elevated to an art form; 
  • Examine poetry from WWI and the Harlem Renaissance that demonstrates the relevance of literature as a framework for understanding the ethics of memory;
  • Reflect on examples of the many ways we collectively memorialize our losses; and
  • Share examples of personal and public monuments to memory in order to reflect on the ethical responsibility that memorializing confers on us now.

Starts : 2017-07-24 in 31 days
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edX Free English Communication EdX Humanities UQx

IELTS is the world's most popular English language test for those wanting to study in higher education in an English-speaking country.

This IELTS course will prepare you to take the IELTS Academic tests with confidence. You will have immediate access to over 80 hours of interactive practice materials covering each of the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

This innovative preparation course has been designed and written by experienced English teaching professionals from The University of Queensland, an IELTS testing centre and one of the world’s leading centres of learning. All of the course writers have extensive experience enabling students to reach their academic IELTS goal of entering a university where English is the primary language.

Each section of this course includes engaging multi-media presentations reviewing key test-taking skills, strategies and techniques. These are accompanied by a wide variety of authentic IELTS-style exercises and interactive activities that provide focused practice of the skills, strategies and techniques that you need to perform at your best.

In the new release of this IELTS preparation course, you will find a number of enhancements to an already-successful formula. The course appears with new videos and improvements to the explanation of answers as well as a number of new and engaging practice activities. Significantly, we have responded to requests from existing users to offer more comprehensive feedback on your writing using several new features.

As the course is self-paced, you can complete all of the course units in sequence, or only select the areas you want to focus on to prepare for the IELTS Academic tests. In completing this course, you will feel fully prepared to complete the IELTS Academic tests.

Students who select Verified enrolment in this course will have access to additional materials provided by the IELTSx course team.

Starts : 2017-07-31 in 38 days
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edX Free English CurtinX EdX Humanities Social Sciences

In this course you will explore the role of social movements, advocacy groups and different forms of activism in bringing about change. It covers a range of social movement theories and concepts and explores specific movements and campaigns to illustrate the diversity of movement philosophies, methods and outcomes.

In all societies, advocates and activists play an important role in ensuring that human rights are respected, protected and promoted.

This course is part of the Human Rights MicroMasters program.

If you take the verified certificate pathway for the three human rights courses you will qualify for the MicroMasters credential.

The MicroMasters credential is an achievement in itself, but if you want to study further, you can use it towards studying a Master of Human Rights at Curtin.

Starts : 2017-08-02 in 40 days
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edX Free English EdX Humanities Literature UC BerkeleyX

This course prepares you to read more deeply and write more clearly about works of literature. Through an engaging collection of videos, authentic readings, and support material from a variety of sources, you will learn to appreciate literature from different genres. This course will focus on reading, interpreting and writing about fiction and gothic literature.

You will broaden your vocabulary while you sharpen your academic and creative writing skills. Interaction with other students will help you to refine your thinking about the reading and writing as well. You will learn to write under time pressure, and have the opportunity to complete practice assignments that are similar to those you will find on the AP examination.

There are no prerequisites; you don’t have to take the AP exam to join the course. If you want to learn about literature and writing, this course is for you.

Starts : 2017-08-14 in 52 days
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edX Free English Art & Culture ASUx EdX Engineering Humanities

Understand the impact of technology on sustainability and society, using relevant historical examples and current issues in the news, and gain insight on the cultural frameworks within which ideas such as sustainability and different technologies are understood and evolve. You’ll also explore emerging technologies from the Industrial Revolution through present day, leading to a future that will be complex and challenging, and in many ways look like science fiction.

This 3 credit hour course satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Design (HU) general studies requirement at Arizona State University. This course may satisfy a general education requirement at other institutions; however, it is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.

Starts : 2017-08-14 in 52 days
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edX Free English ASUx EdX History Humanities

This course will provide a general outline of European history from Ancient times through 1500 AD, covering a variety of European historical periods and cultures, including Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Celtic, Frankish and others.

This course satisfies the Social-Behavioral Sciences (SB) and Historical Awareness (H) general studies requirements at Arizona State University. This course may satisfy a general education requirement at other institutions; however, it is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.

Starts : 2017-08-18 in 56 days
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edX Free English EdX Humanities Philosophy & Ethics Social Sciences UQx

There are many approaches and perspectives about what is most important within the development sector. Some practitioners argue that basic water and sanitation is essential to good development, others push for women’s economic empowerment. Others still believe that good governance and institutions are the driving factor to sustainable development.

In this development studies course, you will engage with contemporary debates and gain new perspectives on what it means to be a leader in development. By gaining a good understanding of the different challenges facing development workers across the globe, you will be able to lead more effectively across sectors and organizations.

The course focuses each module around key readings that argue a particular perspective or idea. Interviews with the author, alongside other academics and practitioners, complement these readings and encourage new ways of thinking about the challenges facing workers in this space. Learners are encouraged to reflect on their own ideas and practice, and share their perspectives with other learners and the course team.

This course is part of the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters Program. In order to get the most out of this course, we recommend that you have experience working in the development sector or a strong interest in this area. We also recommend you have completed the following courses prior to commencing or in parallel with these courses:

Starts : 2017-09-05 in 74 days
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edX Free English Art & Culture EdX History Humanities UAMx

En un lugar de la UAM, cuyo nombre merece recordar, habita la España de El Quijote

Un espacio en el que su monarquía creó el primer imperio global de la Historia. Un tiempo, entre los siglos XVI y XVII, en el que su sociedad alcanzó la excelencia en las artes y las letras.

Aunque ese esplendor se dio en plenos aires de cambio. Pues España pasó de la hegemonía a la decadencia, de la expansión a la crisis.

Esta asignatura pretende trazar la historia de aquella época. Entre el Renacimiento y el Barroco su cultura marcó la pauta en Occidente. Las obras literarias -La Celestina, El Lazarillo, etc.- se tradujeron enseguida en las imprentas europeas y americanas. Las ropas marcaron la moda cortesana. La tendencia más fashion era “vestir a la española”. Los tratados militares y políticos fueron estudiados por los enemigos.

La acumulación de talentos en la Villa y Corte de Madrid (Cervantes, Lope, Velázquez, etc.), tuvo réplicas en las grandes ciudades de imperio. Pues en Sevilla, Lisboa, Barcelona, Nápoles, México o Lima se multiplicaron academias literarias, estrenos teatrales y fiestas. Una síntesis de pueblos unidos por la lealtad a la Corona y la fe católica.

En nuestro recorrido por esa España de El Quijote pasaremos de la campana al reloj y de la geografía fantástica a la real. La sociedad estuvo - Conocer la Historia de España en el Siglo de Oro a través de El Quijote como hilo conductor.

  • Adentrarnos en la vida cotidiana de los siglos XVI y XVII a través de la sociedad y la cultura.
  • Ofrecer al alumnado las fuentes escritas y visuales para que contemple el tiempo de El Quijote como si viviese en él.
  • Comparar los valores de la España de El Quijote con los actuales para comprender cómo han ido evolucionando a lo largo de la Historia polarizada entre los privilegiados -nobleza y clero- y los pobres y los picaros. El Humanismo fue cultivado en las universidades. La familia, la alimentación, la vivienda, los juegos y las fiestas, protagonizaron la vida cotidiana. 


En el tiempo de El Quijote las luces de los genios literarios y artísticos brillaron sobre las sombras de la Inquisición. Viajemos, pues, a esta excelsa cultura del Siglo de Oro.

Starts : 2017-09-05 in 74 days
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edX Free English Art & Culture EdX History Humanities UC3Mx

This course evaluates the medieval history of Toledo from the reign of King Alfonso “The Wise” (1252-1284) until the creation of the blood purity statutes in the 1450s.

This local history will concentrate on the relations of Jews, Old Christians, and converts to Christianity (conversos). We will study King Alfonso X’s efforts to characterize himself as the “king of three religions” via his legal codices, the creation of the Cantigas de Santa María, and his intellectual endeavor known as the Toledo School of Translators.

We evaluate the robust Jewish and converso noble families of the city and appreciate their intellectual, religious, and economic contributions to Castilian life. We will bear witness to the rise of anti-Jewish blood purity statutes, the creation of the Inquisition, and the expulsion of the Jews. We will virtually-tour the Cathedral of Toledo, El Transito Synagogue, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, and several of its neighborhoods.

We also will study and transcribe manuscripts from the municipal, cathedral, and national historic nobility archives to make new scholarly breakthroughs.

No knowledge of Spanish is needed to participate in the course or in our transcription efforts.

Starts : 2017-09-06 in 75 days
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edX Free English Art & Culture EdX Humanities Literature UBCx

Have you always wanted to write a novel? Have you started a novel only to run out of steam halfway through? Led by international best-selling authors and professors from The University of British Columbia’s world-renowned Creative Writing MFA program, this is part of a series of courses designed to take your novel from concept to completion.

Outlining is a crucial step in the novel writing process, one that fuels creativity and prepares the writer to stay on track and avoid common pitfalls. Through hands-on weekly exercises with a focus on craft and process, as well as insights from the real-world practices of accomplished authors, this course explores the core elements of fiction writing necessary to build an outline. You will learn the fundamentals of character development, world-building and the basics of storytelling architecture. You'll work intensively on your own creative project and hone your outline through feedback and discussion with fellow writers.

In the tradition of the UBC MFA program, this course draws on the work habits of established authors to help writers move quickly toward creating a blueprint for a successful draft. Whether you’re seeking literary fame or working on a project to share with family and friends, this course offers the tools and skills necessary to plan a novel others will be excited to read.

The course is recommended for professional and aspiring writers, writing groups, participants in NaNoWriMo, teachers and anyone who has ever dreamed of writing a novel.

Starts : 2017-09-12 in 81 days
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edX Free Visual & Performing Arts English Art & Culture EdX History Humanities UC3Mx

Conoce la obra inspiradora de los principales pintores europeos desde 1400 hasta 1800 aproximadamente, y descubre los problemas que encuentran su expresión en el arte de la pintura. En este amplio marco temporal se incluyen artistas de la importancia de Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer o Goya.

Los pintores durante este periodo estaban preocupados por ideas tales como la búsqueda de la belleza, los placeres y dolores asociados al amor, la demostración de poder y estatus, o la relación de hombres y mujeres con la divinidad y la naturaleza. En las pinturas del período cubierto en este curso se encuentran rastros de la aparición de la mentalidad moderna, así como información sobre cuestiones tales como los roles respectivos de los hombres y las mujeres en el mundo.

Este curso se centrará en imágenes de pinturas de los artistas que figuran en el programa del curso. Las discusiones que tendrán lugar en el "Foro del curso" nos permitirán abordar una gama más amplia de cuestiones.

Starts : 2017-09-12 in 81 days
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edX Free English Communication EdX Humanities Social Sciences UC3Mx

Múltiples y diversas manifestaciones muestran que se están produciendo unos profundos cambios en el mundo. El modelo de la sociedad industrial está dejando paso a un nuevo modelo de sociedad, aún difuso, en el que la capacidad de transformar la información en conocimiento es clave. Es fácil deducir que para esta nueva sociedad emergente se necesita un concepto de educación bien distinto al que requería la sociedad industrial. Sin este cambio educativo difícilmente se podrá conseguir satisfactoriamente el cambio y, consecuentemente, instalarse adecuadamente en un mundo que va a alterarse radicalmente.

El curso tiene dos objetivos. El primero es presentar el fenómeno de la transformación de la sociedad que estamos viviendo y los fundamentos para definir el mundo que está emergiendo como el de la sociedad del conocimiento.  La pretensión de la primera parte es disponer de un escenario suficientemente detallado y sólido de lo que está sucediendo y superar así la visión e interpretación triviales que pueda haber sobre un nuevo modelo de sociedad. Sin esta buena base es difícil fundamentar el siguiente objetivo del curso: el papel de la educación.

El objetivo de tratar la educación en este curso es para presentarla en estrecha relación con una intensa crisis cultural que inevitablemente tiene que sobrevenir para que no aumente el desajuste entre el mundo tecnológico -planetario, desigual y contradictorio- que hemos levantado y los valores culturales de otros tiempos con los que queremos mirar e interpretar el mundo de hoy y el que se avecina. Así que se tratará la estrecha relación que hay y debe haber entre educación y cultura. De igual modo se verá en el curso la relación entre tecnología y educación, no desde el punto de vista instrumental, sino cultural.

La pretensión del curso es que de esta observación del fenómeno actual de  cambio, y de la interpretación del papel de la educación para la orientación y control de ese cambio, surjan elementos inspiradores de acciones educativas precisas ajustadas a las múltiples realidades concretas desde las que se están sintiendo los desafíos de vivir en el siglo XXI.

El planteamiento didáctico del curso seguirá la estructura de un viaje por el tiempo, por lugares y también por conceptos que haga ameno el recorrido durante las siete semanas. En cuanto a la parte textual, habrá la experiencia de lectura de piezas multimedia concebidas y escritas para la lectura en pantalla, y especialmente en smartphones y tabletas.

Starts : 2017-09-12 in 81 days
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edX Free English Art & Culture EdX HKUx Humanities

Hong Kong Cinema has a global reach. Let’s explore how it reached you… Perhaps you know the films of martial arts icons Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan or the heroic bloodshed films of John Woo.

Perhaps you are a fan of stars such as Maggie Cheung or Chow Yun Fat. Maybe you admire works by directors such as Wong Kar Wai.

Whatever you know and wherever you are we invite you to join us on a journey to consider how the local and the global intersect to make Hong Kong cinema an integral part of popular culture around the world as well as a leading force in the development of world cinematic art.

In this course you’ll learn how flows of capital, people, technologies, ideas and creativity circulate and shape the cultural industry of filmmaking, resulting in transnational co-productions and cross-cultural co-operations. You’ll see how these dynamic processes are inflected in characterization, plot development, and space-time configurations on Hong Kong screens.

Our location in the cultural crossroads of Hong Kong allows us to introduce you to film professionals such as director Mabel Cheung and Andrew Lau, producer John Sham, film festival director Roger Garcia, and other guests, talking candidly about the industry.

During your weeks with us you’ll see demonstrations of martial arts choreography, participate in close analysis of film techniques, investigate Hong Kong global stardom, uncover the reasons for the worldwide appeal of genres such as the kung fu film, and nurture a comparative and critical understanding of issues of gender, race, migration. Best of all you’ll partner with leading researchers in the field to appreciate Hong Kong’s contribution to world cinema.

Please watch these films so that you can get the most out of the course content. Please note that you will need to acquire and watch the films on your own. We advise you see the films before each week’s material.

Here is the list of films for each week.

Week 1 – any Jackie Chan film (optional)
Week 2 – any Bruce Lee film (optional), but we suggest Fist of Fury / The Chinese Connection (dir. Lo Wei, 1972), or Enter the Dragon, (dir. Robert Clouse, 1973)
Week 3An Autumn’s Tale (dir. Mabel Cheung, 1987)
Week 4 The Killer (dir. John Woo, 1989)
Week 5Infernal Affairs (dir. Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, 2002)
Week 6In the Mood for Love (dir. Wong Kar Wai, 2000)

香港電影享譽全球。您與它的初次接觸,是透過功夫巨星李小龍或成龍的作品,還是吳宇森式的英雄喋血電影?您最欣賞的香港電影人是張曼玉、周潤發等影星,還是王家衛等導演?
無論您身在何處,對香港電影了解多少,我們都誠意邀請您加入這個探索之旅,思考港式生活和全球文化交織而成的香港電影如何成為國際流行文化和世界電影藝術發展的主導力量。
在本課程中,我們將探討資本流動、人力、科技、 創意等元素如何在電影製作文化產業的形成過程中相得益彰,並促成跨國製作和跨文化營運。與此同時,我們亦會探索這些互動在香港電影中的人物塑造、情節發展和時空構造上所帶來的曲折變化。
香港大學是香港的文化交滙點,我們邀請了電影界專業人士,如導演張婉婷和劉偉強、製片人岑建勳、電影節總監高思雅等專家,分享電影業的內幕故事。
在數週的課程裡,您將會目睹功夫電影的動作編排, 電影技術的周密分析,研究香港演員晉身為國際巨星的過程,探索功夫電影令全球著迷的原因,及加深對性別、種族與移民等問題上比較性和批判性的思考方式。更重要的是,您將與各路專家一起認識香港對世界電影業所作出的貢獻。

每週的電影清單:
第 1 周 – 成龍的任何電影(可選)
第 2 周 – 李小龍的任何電影(可選)——建議影片 1.《精武門》(導演 羅維,1972年); 2.《猛龍過江》(導演 羅伯特· 克洛斯,1973 年)
第 3 周 – 《秋天的童話》 (導演 張婉婷,1987年)
第 4 周 – 《喋血雙雄》 (導演 吳宇森,1989年)
第 5 周 – 《無間道》 (導演 麥兆輝與劉偉強,2002年)
第 6 周 – 《花樣年華》 (導演 王家衛,2000年)
 
課程目標
•    通過分析香港電影業的本地市場與國際舞臺之間的關係,培養您的批判和歷史思維能力;
•    在香港電影中不同的場景中尋找熟識的細節,從而拓展您對身份問題的了解;
•    通過分析香港電影業,讓您更了解全球化對社會的影響。

香港电影享誉全球。您与它的初次接触,是透过功夫巨星李小龙或成龙的作品,还是吴宇森式的英雄喋血电影?您最欣赏的香港电影人是张曼玉、周润发等影星,还是王家卫等导演?
无论您身在何处,对香港电影了解多少,我们都诚意邀请您加入这个探索之旅,思考港式生活和全球文化交织而成的香港电影如何成为国际流行文化和世界电影艺术发展的主导力量。
在本课程中,我们将探讨资本流动、人力、科技、 创意等元素如何在电影制作文化产业的形成过程中相得益彰,并促成跨国制作和跨文化营运。与此同时,我们亦会探索这些互动在香港电影中的人物塑造、情节发展和时空构造上所带来的曲折变化。
香港大学是香港的文化交滙点,我们邀请了电影界专业人士,如导演张婉婷和刘伟强、制片人岑建勋、电影节总监高思雅等专家,分享电影业的内幕故事。
在数周的课程里,您将会目睹功夫电影的动作编排, 电影技术的周密分析,研究香港演员晋身为国际巨星的过程,探索功夫电影令全球着迷的原因,及加深对性别、种族与移民等问题上比较性和批判性的思考方式。更重要的是,您将与各路专家一起认识香港对世界电影业所作出的贡献。

每周的电影清单:
第 1 周 – 成龙的任何电影(可选)
第 2 周 – 李小龙的任何电影(可选)——建议影片 1.《精武门》(导演 罗维,1972年); 2.《猛龙过江》(导演 罗伯特• 克洛斯,1973 年)
第 3 周 – 《秋天的童话》 (导演 张婉婷,1987年)
第 4 周 – 《喋血双雄》 (导演 吴宇森,1989年)
第 5 周 – 《无间道》 (导演 麦兆辉与刘伟强,2002年)
第 6 周 – 《花样年华》 (导演 王家卫,2000年)
 
课程目标

通过分析香港电影业的本地市场与国际舞台之间的关系,培养您的批判和历史思维能力;
•    在香港电影中不同的场景中寻找熟识的细节,从而拓展您对身份问题的了解;
•    通过分析香港电影业,让您更了解全球化对社会的影响。

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