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SOC903 - America in Film
1 Semester 0.5 Credit Fulfills: Social Studies


This one semester course will examine societal and cultural history of the US through films. Students will learn how to read popular movies as cultural and historical texts. Students will also explore how movies shape our attitudes and ideas, offer competing perspectives on American history, culture, and society, and foster discussions on important real-world issues.   Students will be expected to analyze messages in movies watched in class, participate in seminars and informal discussions, complete short readings for context, and occasionally write short responses.  Because students’ film  viewing  and assessments are mostly completed in class, regular attendance and participation are essential. Please also be aware, we will watch movies on mature subjects, with ratings from PG to R. 

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