Nutritional Sciences 24, Section 1

Martial Arts Movies and Survival at Cal (1 unit, P/NP) SEATS AVAILABLE

Professor George Chang
Wednesday 10:00-12:00, Media Resources Center, Moffitt Library, Class number: 34316

This seminar is for students who love watching martial arts movies and using the martial arts spirit for surviving and thriving in a competitive university like Cal. Over the semester we will watch films ranging from "Seven Samurai" to "Kung Fu Panda." From "Shaolin Temple" to "Police Story." From "Fists of Fury" to "Kill Bill." While our focus will be on martial arts films, our discussions will inevitably include mentorship, study skills, and the secrets of mastering the STEM disciplines. After each viewing, a team of students will research the film, present their findings in class, and then lead a discussion. Later we can continue our discussions over lunch in the Unit Three Dining Commons. I will provide meal passes for students who do not have meal plans. Between class meetings we will use Facebook for sharing thoughts, ideas, and video links. Judging from past experience, our Facebook connections will continue for years as students share the ups and downs of college and life after graduation.

Instructor Bio

Professor Chang received an AB degree in chemistry from Princeton and a PhD in biochemistry from UC Berkeley. He has been teaching at Cal since 1970. In 2005 he moved into a residence hall as part of the UC Berkeley Faculty in Residence Program. His martial arts experience includes American boxing and the "internal" Chinese martial arts: Tai Chi, Ba Gua, and Xing Yi Quan.

This seminar is part of the following programs

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