HISTORY THROUGH FILM
2019 Fall Term
This variable-topics course will introduce students to selected historical themes depicted by popular film. Students will watch and deconstruct popular historical films within the larger context of scholarly analysis of a particular historic period or event. Evaluation will be based on a variety of essay and objective exams. As well, in-class discussion will form a significant basis for evaluation. Repeatable.
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|Section Details||Meeting Details & Topic||Instructor||Syllabus|
3 Units [GH]
|09/03 - 12/13 (1)||M 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM||
|WAR, EMPIRE, AND CINEMA|
|WAR, EMPIRE, AND CINEMA In this course we will investigate the history of warfare and imperialism on film from 1897 to the present. Specific topics include imperial conflicts in Asia and Africa, both World Wars, and the Cold War. While we will focus primarily on American movies, we will also screen French, British, German, Russian, and South African films. We will conclude with the ongoing War on Terror and its representation in American cinema.|