|Certificates: International Relations|
Recent research on public opinion has suggested that public attitudes about foreign affairs are informed by many non-news sources. This course examines the messages and information provided by movies with significant foreign affairs content. The questions considered are, What are the messages about international politics sent by the movies? Are these messages consistent with the understanding of the events and processes within the political science literature? What are the implications of movies and the information they provide for democratic governance? Students will watch the movies outside of class. Class periods will be devoted equally to discussion of the political science concepts and their portrayal in films.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIR)(FILM-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-Intl.)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Articles and movies (from reserve or rented by the student). Online movie subscription service recommended.
|Examination and Assignments: |
2 papers, take-home final, participation.
|Instructor(s): Foyle,Douglas C. Times: .M.W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 7||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: X||FR: X|