Spring 2024 History UN2564 section 001

American History at the Movies - DISC

Amer Hist at the Movies -

Call Number 11604
Points 0
Grading Mode Ungraded
Approvals Required None
Instructor Hilary-Anne Hallett
Type DISCUSSION
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

The purpose of this course is to increase the history department’s offerings in American cultural history and to familiarize students with how to use and interpret cultural documents and sources in the writing of history. To this end, it also designed to expose students to interdisciplinary
scholarship in the context of research firmly rooted in historical practice. A second goal is to increase students’ sophistication as media consumers by increasing their awareness of how industrial practices and outside institutions work to shape what we do and don’t see on movie
screens. It will pay particular attention to two related issues: how Hollywood’s shifting attitudes toward its audience and the controversies the industry sparked in American society, reflected broader changes in the American cultural landscape. In this way, students will come to
understand the agendas and desires of those who supported, disliked, or simply sought to control the nation’s first mass cultural form of entertainment.

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 51 students (70 max) as of 12:06PM Saturday, July 20, 2024
Subject History
Number UN2564
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Note REQUIRED DISC for HIST UN2565
Section key 20241HIST2564W001