HIST3415America at the Movies (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

An exploration of films as reflections of American history and of American history as it is projected in films. Students learn to "read" films as historical documents and  consider the role of films in shaping understandings of history. The course will concentrate on a small number of themes, genres, and problems, and endeavour to illuminate these through the critical analysis of select films in historical context.