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POLS 243: Introduction to Politics and Film (3 credits)

Course Description

The course introduces students to the analysis of the relationship between politics and film. Topics covered in the course will include the impact of films and the film industry on politics, the impact of politics on film, and methods for understanding the representational practices of film. (3 hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the narrative and compositional structure of film.
  • Clearly explain and evaluate the political thoughts, assumptions and implications of several key films.
  • Examine and interpret contemporary political issues in film through the application of political thought.
  • Relate media, technology, and language to the formation and maintenance of the political order.
  • Carefully justify one's own political position.

Degrees and Certificates

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Classes Offered

  • Fall 2011 - S, 9:30am to 12:30pm, Hale Alakaʻi 129, Masahide Kato - CRN: 63447 - view syllabus
  • Summer 2010 - TWR, 5:00pm to 7:30pm, Hale Alakaʻi 102, B Richardson - CRN: 64030 - view syllabus
  • Spring 2008 - MW, 5:30pm to 6:55pm, Hale Pālanakila 102, B Richardson - CRN: 62260 - view syllabus