Course Listings

HIST 2291 – Film and History

(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture

This course examines film as a historical document. Films are a valuable source of social, cultural and intellectual history, as well as historical continuity and change. Themes addressed may include: collective memory; documentary films versus fictional films; war and film; issues of gender; race, ethnicity and representation of minority groups; class; sexuality; and film as a source of propaganda.

Recommended preparation: Any one of History 1101, 1103, 1131 or 1133.