This is a conversation class intended to improve students spoken abilities by way of topical in-class discussions. Students will be expected to speak in English (and only English) and give oral presentations throughout the semester.

Course goals:
As the title in Chinese suggests, this course tries to teach students to "read" films as they would important works of literature. Therefore, this semester we will watch and analyze (both verbally and in writing) a number of "classic" and contemporary cinematic works.