HISTORY THROUGH FILM (GH)
2017 Spring 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 once in degree with change in topic (may only apply once toward major).
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|Section Details||Meeting Details & Topic||Instructor||Syllabus|
3 Units [GH]
|01/17 - 05/19 (1)||Tu 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM||
|SCIENCE FICTION CINEMA|
|Ever since the invention of cinema, filmmakers have used movies to depict possible futures and alternate realities. Science fiction films are exceptionally useful as historical artifacts, as they depict the limits of the imaginable in any given era even as they reveal contemporaneous social, political, economic, gender, technological, and cultural norms. In this course we will investigate science fiction cinema from its earliest stages into the present.|