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American Politics Presented Through Film

This course listing applies to a Spring 2010 course. To find current courses, check out the Find a Course page.

Spring 2010
Political Science 98/198
2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

This course is going to be based on films picked by the facilitator spanning different time periods, genres, and political issues. Each week we will screen a film in class then use the remaining time to discuss the film and the political issue presented.

Examples are- Mr.Smith Goes to Washington and political corruption; Rambo: First Blood  Pt.2  and the soldier's experience and the government's abuses; Forest Gump and living through history; Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and living your personal politics.

Class will be long- about 3 hours depending on the film, but because of this a minimal amount of time will be required outside of class. During the course 2 film commentaries (500 words) will be required and a final 3-5pg paper will be due during the last class.


The attendance policy is extremely strict- 2 unexcused abscences are allowed otherwise you will automatically receive a NP for the course.

How to Enroll:

The course is going to be limited to about 35 people on a first come first serve basis. The CCN will be distributed the first day of class. Come to the first day ready to watch and discuss the film.


The first day of class will be January 28th.

Course Contact: jenn_westhoff AT

Faculty Sponsor: Dr.William Muir

Time & Location:

Section 1Jennifer Westhoff
35130 WheelerTh 5p-8p1/28full

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