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- In this program, students from Chicago and
Spain worked together in small groups to understand cinema globally, both as a
transnational system and as a repository of a rich, contradictory, and often
conflictive global cultures. The groups had weekly discussions based on films
made in the U.S., Spain, or trans-nationally. They also shared ideas through two
live meetings and a joint class. Discussions encouraged students to analyze the
films’ topics, stories and styles, as much as how films relate to their context
of production. Members of each group collaborated to submit a group’s statement
that reflected their final discussion. They also submitted an individual final
paper that was enhanced by previous discussions with their international
Technology Tools Used:
Communication Type/ Interaction Mode :
After taking the GLE component, students will
be able to:
- Analyze formal and thematic elements of Spanish and U.S.
- Compare and contrast cross-cultural interpretations of
- Identify traits of contemporary Spanish and U.S. film
cultures as they relate to their specific historical contexts.
- Write a final paper and a group statement based on a
collaborative discussion with their international peers.
- Assess the
ebbs and flows of a global online work environment.
Reflection Component :
- Students were required to
write a 1-page paper or record a 1-2 minute video to reflect upon the GLE
component of the class.
Empathy Building Component :
- Video Introductions via
VoiceThread, followed by synchronous Zoom meeting, which served as an