Film and Western Culture
— HIST 387 (3)
Examines the relationship between film and history and the development of cinema as a popular art form. Globally, many people acquire much of their knowledge of American history, society and culture from movies. Popular movies often reflect the tastes and beliefs of mainstream society, but they can also manipulate the American experience. Examining the aesthetics of film and the accuracy and distortion of American society by Hollywood, covers the advance of filmmaking throughout the twentieth century. Prerequisites: 3 credit hours in HIST. Same as FINE 344.
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