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Abstract

In a globalized world with heightened tensions around diversity, complex identity politics, and issues of power and privilege, pedagogical strategies that foster a stronger understanding of issues at the intersection of identity, culture, and communication are increasingly warranted. As they watch and analyze the film, My Name is Khan, students engage in reflective and critical learning that includes writing minute-papers, participating in small and large group discussions, and composing an essay where they relate course content to the various themes within the film. Through this activity, students will be able to strengthen their ability to interrogate privilege and power and consider intercultural issues both broadly and deeply. Procedures for utilizing this activity, an assignment guide detailing the required essay, and appraisal and limitations are provided.

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