HIS 209: Hollywood History

Class Program
Credits 4
Liberal Education Core
Movies and films shape popular notions about history. Scholars often reject movies as lacking historical value because film makers are not historians. Students debate the veracity and historical value of movie depictions of the past and explore differences and similarities between the work of historians and film makers. Students consider films as visions and producers of national mythology and popularly held understandings of the past.
Semester Offered
Offered fall of every third year