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Nationality and Power at the Movies: The Combat Film
AMST 362
Fall 2006
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FILM 316

Myth is one of the primary constituents of national identity, and war stories have been fundamental constituents of myth at least since THE ILIAD. We will study the combat film as a major vehicle for national mythology in the U.S., from the Great War through the present, with particular attention to the role of media in American culture, the processes of genre formation in Hollywood, the relationship of movies to changing ideologies of nationality, ethnicity, race and state power in this century.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [AMST200 or LAST200] OR FILM304 OR FILM310
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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