ENGC75H3 Freaks and Geeks: Children in Contemporary Film and Media

This course will look at the depiction of childhood and youth in contemporary film and television, especially focusing on films that feature exceptional, difficult, or magical children. The course will explore how popular culture represents children and teens, and how these films reflect cultural anxieties about parenting, childhood, technology, reproduction, disability and generational change. Films and television shows may include: Mommy, The Babadook, Boyhood, Girlhood, A Quiet Place, We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Shining, Looper, Elephant, Ready Player One, Stranger Things, Chappie, Take Shelter, and Moonlight.

Prerequisite: 

Any 6.0 credits

Recommended Preparation: 
Enrolment Limits: 
45
Breadth Requirements: 
Arts, Literature & Language