History in Film (HIST 214.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
HIST 214 62 January 2016 Sharon Wright (primary instructor)

Description

A survey of various film portrayals of historical individuals and culture. Popular ideas about the past are largely a creation of fiction writers' and film directors' depictions of the past. This course focuses on historical figures and their representation in primary sources, literature, and film. In this context, students consider several broad themes, including historicity and authenticity, contemporary appropriations of past ideals or ideologies. Through the study of primary source texts and related films, the student will explore the many interpretations of past culture and the ways in which historical ideas, figures and events have been used as commentaries on modern issues. May be taken more than once for credit if the subjects differ sufficiently. Consult with department for details.

Prerequisite(s)

3 credit units HIST at the 100 level, or INTS 101, or 30 credit units of University.

Note

Students may take this course more than once for credit, provided the topic covered in each offering differs substantially. Students must consult the Department to ensure that the topics covered are different.

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