Cinema as a Witness to Modern History 40S (CWM40S)
In this course students will view and respond to several carefully selected films that deal with key events, ideas, people, and developments that have shaped world history since the beginning of the 20th century (e.g., wars, genocides, gender roles and stereotypes, social values, etc.). Students will conduct research into historical sources to critically analyze interpretation, error, and bias in the representation of historical subjects and will be guided to reflect on the role of cinema in shaping their own historical consciousness. Films will include documentaries, fiction and non-fiction titles, and will be drawn from local, Canadian, International, and American productions.
- Great Depression
- Civil Rights
- Among Others