|Certificates: International Relations|
Recent research on public opinion has suggested that public attitudes about foreign affairs are informed by many nonnews 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.
Students will submit a rough draft of their major research paper and receive significant comments from the instructor on revisions.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(FILM-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-Intl.)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Articles and movies (from reserve or rented by the student). Online movie subscription service recommended.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Major research paper, participation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Please see the website http://dfoyle.web.wesleyan.edu/ for information on the POI process.
|Instructor(s): Foyle,Douglas C. Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: PAC107; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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