HISTORY THROUGH FILM (GH)
2018 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]
|01/22 - 05/11 (1)||Tu 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM||
|THE COLD WAR ERA|
|Films are exceptionally useful as historical artifacts, as they depict the limits of the imaginable in any given era even as they reveal contemporaneous political, social, economic, and cultural norms. This is especially true of the Cold War era in US history (roughly 1948-1990). In this course, we will study, screen, and discuss films that were released during the Cold War era. These art forms reflect the culture, thought, and spirit of the times within a Cold War context as well as the historical memory of Cold War moments and events.|