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Foreign Policy at the Movies

GOVT 387
Fall 2011 not offered
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.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
Students will submit a rough draft of their major research paper and receive significant comments from the instructor on revisions.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(FILM-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-Intl.)

Last Updated on JUL-16-2024
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