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Title: History and Cinema
Course Section Number: FRT-101-06
Department: Freshman Tutorial
Description: Michelle Rhoades teaches History and enjoys teaching European history and travel. Students in this tutorial will explore the relationship between film and history. Naturally, we can view history in motion pictures as a backdrop to the story or actions of the main characters. This is useful for general educational purposes (WWII happened) but what if that history is wrong? When the past is altered and a film becomes very popular, we can still learn a good deal about the society that viewed that film. Choices made by documentary filmmakers can offer interpretations of the past that are incomplete but valuable for understanding viewers' perspectives. Students in this tutorial will read about 20th century European history, view films, and discuss how well the films represent the past. Motion pictures and documentaries screened in the course will address the Holocaust, Weimar Germany, WWI, and WWII. Films screened for class may include "Inglorious Bastards," "The Sorrow and the Pity," "Night and Fog," "Sophie Scholl," "Casablanca," "All Quiet on the Western Front," "Life and Nothing But," "Joyeux Noël," "The Officer's Ward," "Paths of Glory," "Behind the Lines," or "Dawn Patrol." All films will be shown during class time with discussion to follow.
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: August 24, 2022
End Date: December 17, 2022
Meeting Information: 08/25/2022-12/15/2022 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 09:45AM - 11:00AM, Goodrich Hall, Room 305
Faculty: Rhoades, Michelle

Course Status

Section Name/Title Status Dept. Capacity Enrolled/
History and Cinema
OPEN Freshman Tutorial 16 15 / 1 / 0