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LLCU 214 Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals and Myth

LLCU 214  Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals and Myth  Units: 3.00  

The course will analyze the cinematic representation of the Mafia and other criminal organizations, such as Yakuza, Triads, Vory V Zakone. The course will focus on how North American cinema (Hollywood) often glorifies the mafiosi's lifestyle. The goal is the deconstruction of the romantic portrayal of the gangster life style created on screen.
NOTE Also offered at the Bader International Study Centre. Learning Hours may vary.

Learning Hours: 120 (36 Lecture, 36 Tutorial, 48 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science