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HIST-381 Film and History

This interdisciplinary course unites film studies and history as a way to understand two things: the ways that film functions as history and the ways we use film to consider history. Using films therefore as primary and secondary sources, it will analyze one epoch in detail. Students will use the tools of the historian to study film and the tools of the film scholar to analyze film's function in shaping perspectives on history. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and either one course in history or one course in film. 4 SH. CC: Interdisciplinary.