FI 204 — Martial Arts Cinema and its Global Impact

3 credits; 2 lecture and 2 lab hours

This course is cross-listed with EN 230. This course introduces representational martial arts films, directors and stars from around the world to investigate the transformation, diversification, ongoing appeal and globalization of this evolving genre. Close attention will be paid to formal and stylistic aspects of films as well as their historical, transnational, and socio-cultural contexts. (G7: Humanities; G9: Other World Civilizations).