AM ST 360

Film in American Culture

International and Area Studies Kennedy Center for International Studies

Course Description

Selected readings, lectures, and analysis of specific motion pictures as social documents, reflecting different facets of the American experience.

When Taught

Fall or Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

One

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to define and analyze a selected group of American films using methods and perspectives drawn from American Studies and film studies, and by the end of the semester will be able to apply those methods and perspectives to a broader range of films.

Title

Two

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to rigorously analyze thematically or chronologically selected films to gain insight into American culture and American experience.

Title

Three

Learning Outcome

Students will formulate clearly and persuasively supported arguments using best practices in the study of film and American culture.

Title

Three

Learning Outcome

Students will formulate clearly and persuasively supported arguments using best practices in the study of film and American culture.

Title

Two

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to rigorously analyze thematically or chronologically selected films to gain insight into American culture and American experience.

Title

One

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to define and analyze a selected group of American films using methods and perspectives drawn from American Studies and film studies, and by the end of the semester will be able to apply those methods and perspectives to a broader range of films.