Selected Topics in Political Science
Session
Mini Session
Class Number
1250
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Topic
POLITICS AND FILM
Description
Study of a particular topic that overlaps two or more areas of political science. The specific topic will be announced before registration. This course is repeatable for credit.
Notes
Topic: Politics and Film*** This course explores the representation of political values and institutions in classic cinema. Movies are a powerful cultural medium that both reflect and shape social attitudes. Students will watch critically acclaimed films - some that challenge the status quo and others that venerate existing social structures - and identify the context in which they were made. The course will explore a variety of political themes, including: racial and religious prejudices, the ability of powerful people to subvert democratic and legal institutions, the social and political implications of laissez faire capitalism, and the fragility of nation-building and empire. *** This is a fully online course. It requires reliable internet access and computer literacy; and the ability to self-manage independent learning assignments according to deadlines. In place of classroom activities, online work may include independent mastery assignments, discussion boards, videos with quizzes, writing assignments, and other active learning experiences. Students are responsible for completing these online learning experiences by the specified deadlines and in accordance with instructor requirements.
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Class Details
Instructor(s)
William Blake
Meets
TBA
Dates
01/02/2018 - 01/26/2018
Room
WEB
Instruction Mode
Online
Campus
Off Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
17
Seats Open
3
Class Capacity
20
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
2