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HST 296 Romance and Adventure on the Silk Road

3.0 Credit(s) CEA WC
This course provides an opportunity for students to be exposed to diverse worldviews of the best-known movies, novels, and operas related histories and cultures of the Silk Road. The course leads students to experience critical studies of the most popular artworks depicting tales of human adventures in exploring the Silk Road as well as romance stories of intercultural relationships in particular in order to appreciate their universal artistic creativity and cultural aestheticism. Students also compare Silk Road movies, novels, and operas with those of their own cultures in order to find similarities and differences. Using historical fictional writing and movie making as mediums, the course guides the students to acquire necessary strategies and skills as well as applying them to writing short fictions, making short movie clips, or composing short operas as their final assignments for the course. The students are given chances to present their works on or off campus. Three lecture hours per week.