THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE

 

FACULTY SENATE

 

Senate Document Number†† 4911S

 

Date of Senate Approval†††† 04/07/11

 

 

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

 

APC Document 37:††††††††††††††††††††††††† Add new course, MMAS 144

 

 

Effective Date: Fall 2011

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1.††† Add:††††††††††††† On page 221, new course: MMAS 144, History of Animation: From Pencils to Pixels

 

144†††††††† History of Animation:From Pencils to Pixels (3)

Students will study the history of animation, examining the influence of studios like Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Bros, and Pixar. Topics will include how animation is used in advertising, experimental animation, anime, the role of gender in the animation industry, propaganda, and the demise and rebirth of racism and bigotry in animation. Emphasis will be placed on how animation both reflects and shapes cultures around the world. Spring.

 

Impact:

Due to a new hire, there will be no impact on the resources and staffing of the MMAS department.No new lab equipment or space will be needed.

 

Rationale:

This is a theory course that provides a historical foundation for MMASís animation track and will be of general interest for all UNC Asheville students.No prerequisites will be required.This has been approved as a Diversity Intensive as of Spring 2011.