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Policy and War through Film

CSPL 315
Spring 2020
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: GOVT 315
Certificates: Civic Engagement, Civic Engagement Minor

This course explores how America's policies and wars interact with culture and identity. It combines films and readings to gain a deeper understanding of film as an artifact of culture, war, and identity. The course begins with a discussion of key foundational works to frame a common understanding about strategy, war, and American strategic culture. It then combines film viewings and critical scholarship to discover how the interpretations of America's wars through film shape American citizens' perceptions of war and their military. The films, readings, and seminar discussions will help students develop a better understanding of the differences between the realities and the perceptions of policy and war. This course lies at the intersection of international relations, history, and conflict studies. Participation in this course will increase the students' understanding of how U.S. policy, war, culture, and identity interact. It will also sharpen critical thinking and writing.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ALLB
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(FILM-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-Intl.)(HRAD-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on SEP-26-2023
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