Class Restriction And Registration Summary

 

FYS 10416 - Section 01: Politics in Film (CRN 26756)


Course Description:
This course examines topics of political import and their representation through film in order to recognize the influence of politics in film and the influence of film on public opinion. We will watch films and consider the arguments they make about topics covering, for example, democratic idealism, race, incarceration, health care, and immigration.Each week, we will pair a film with a short reading that situates the film in its historical, cultural, and political context. We will hone our abilities to decode films to understand and appreciate each director's vision and argument. We will learn to think of films as political rhetoric as we consider how filmmakers author messages through both story and intentional artistic choices (e.g., sound, cinematography, mise-en-scène).

Associated Term: Spring Semester 2021
Campus: Main
Credits: 1
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated


Comments: This course examines topics of political import and their representation through film in order to recognize the influence of politics in film and the influence of film on public opinion. We will watch films and consider the arguments they make about topics covering, for example, democratic idealism, race, incarceration, health care, and immigration.We will hone our abilities to decode films to understand and appreciate each director's vision and argument. We will learn to think of films as political rhetoric as we consider how filmmakers author messages through both story and intentional artistic choices (e.g., sound, cinematography, mise-en-scène).

Restrictions:
Must have the following Classifications:
Freshman (01) ,  Sophomore (02) ,  Junior (03) ,  Senior (04)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) ,  Holy Cross College (HC) ,  St. Mary's College (SM) ,  Undergraduate Non-Degree (UD) ,  Undergraduate (UG)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:
Main (M)

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
  Maximum Actual Remaining
TOTAL 19 15 4