The final project for the class was a 1,200-word critical review of a book, film, or other cultural work. Students examined how one key issue was presented in that work. This was followed up by a presentation to the class of the key elements of their review, supplemented by slides. Selected presentations can be viewed here.
Massiel Celi‘s analysis of John Lennon’s politics in “Imagine”.
Norhan Elkaully‘s review of the Cyberbullying film.
Odalis Puma‘s analysis of the theme of greed in Voltaire’s Candide.
Devon Smilie‘s analysis of the themes of technology, sentience, and artificial intelligence in the film Ex Machina.