Summer 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

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Discipline and Number
HIST 4359 Section 05A
TWR Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Course Title
Latin Amer History Thru Film

Description of Course:

This course will examine Latin American history through the lens of film. We will move chronologically and thematically, viewing approximately one film per class period and completing readings that correspond to the film and/or the period/theme in question. We will address the films from two perspectives. First, we will examine the historical context of each film’s content and evaluate the film as an expression of that context. We will also examine each film as a primary source and an expression of the time period in which it was produced.

Required Texts:

John Charles Chasteen, Born in Blood and Fire (W.W. Norton, 2006) ISBN: 0393976130

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

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