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HIST 1507 Social Problems on the Silver Screen (Spring: 6 )


Course Description

Film, as a socio-political witness to a specific historical era, documents the past but also speaks poignantly to the present. In this course we will use film to explore central social problems of the modern era--war, hate, and injustice--putting the movies both in historical and aesthetic contexts. Students will not only understand the artistic and historical import of the films in this class, but also will grapple with the difficult ethical questions these films will raise. This course will also promote visual literacy in an increasingly visual world.


Instructor(s): Cynthia Lyerly and John Michalczyk

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: FILM1501

Comments: Core Renewal Course:Complex Problems


Last Updated: 10-Feb-16