Cultural Identity and Media Making
June 1 – 13, 2016
What does it mean to be a global citizen today? Using critical sources and media investigation this course will define culture, local and global. Through a process of critical inquiry it will guide students in the process of identifying and utilizing media and resources within the diverse communities of Montpellier, France and surrounding villages of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. This is a culturally rich city and region of Algerians, Portuguese, Moroccans, Italians, Spaniards, Tunisians, and Turks as well as those of French ancestry. Similar to the United States, the definition of what it means to be French has changed dramatically over the last several decades. Using a variety of documentary methods, social media and media literacy practices, we will investigate loci of identity both personal and cultural and will take this learning into creating short videos of timely cultural issues in the Languedoc-Roussillon region as identified by student research. This will be a hybrid course making use of online, face-to-face, as well as travel abroad components.
Travel arrangements will be handled by EF College Study Tours. Registration with EF College Study Tours will be required upon admittance to the program.
Students will earn 7 URI credits for COM 342 and FLM 351. These courses are cross-listed with COM 410 and FLM 491.
Coursework will be supplemented with cultural activities and excursions including tours in Montpellier, Sauve, Nimes, Arles, Uzes, Avignon, and Aigues Mortes. Students will also be engaged in documentary production in these cities as well as La Paillade outside of Montpellier France.
Accommodations and Meals:
Students will stay in double or triple-occupancy rooms while in France. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Program Fee: $6,200
Program Fee Includes:
- Round-trip airfare
- 7 URI Credits
- Breakfast and lunch
- In-country transportation
- Tours and cultural activities
- Health insurance
NOTE: All fees subject to change.
Application Deadline: February 12, 2016
Final Payment Due: May 1, 2016
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For more information, please contact:
Communications and Film Media Department
URI Faculty-Led Programs
37 Lower College Road
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