Date(s) - 08/16/2016 - 08/19/2016
11:10 am - 12:05 pm
The Humanities Center will sponsor three tracks at BYU’s Education Week this year. The classes will feature BYU faculty from the College of Humanities and highlight various topics. Please join us August 16 – 19, 2016 @ 11:10 AM in room 250 SWKT.
Lifelong Language Learning
Wednesday – Chip Oscarson; “The World’s Greatest Movies You Have Never Heard Of”
This presentation will take a close look at a few of the greatest non-Hollywood films ever made to encourage an appreciation for cinema as an art form. This class will use these films to explore why we need art and how movies help us to develop greater charity and love for our fellow men. As many of these films follow non-standard forms, much of the discussion will also be dedicated to helping participants develop better “visual literacy” skills to help them analyze and understand movies.
Thursday – Teresa Bell; “Language & Culture Learning through Culinary Products”
This session advocates the importance of understanding and cultivating a love for another language and culture through traditional culinary products, practices, and perspectives. In this session participants will learn ways they can come to learn about, understand, and appreciate another culture and language through food. Food is an integral part of every culture. Examples from a few cultures will be given.
Friday – Corry Cropper; “I’ve Watched Les Mis, Now What? How Reading French Literature Made Me More Compassionate”
This class aims to help participants appreciate the value of reading foreign literature (in the original language or in translation) 1) as a means to understand others; 2) as a way to better understand their own cultural values; and 3) as training to help better understand the scriptures.