Spring 2014 Online Course

 

Topical Seminar: Humanities - Overview of Hollywood's Portrayal of American Higher Education in Film (CRN 29313)

General Course
Information

 

Alpha Numeric Code

ALS3050

  Department
College
Interdisciplinary and Special Programs
Adult and Lifelong Learning
  Course Level Undergraduate
  Credit Hours 4
 
Description Topics of general interest in humanities: writing and communication; religious, philosophical and ideological traditions; traditional and performing arts. Adult Liberal Studies students only except by program director's permission. 

Topical description:Any serious study of the history of higher education in America cannot neglect an examination of how the distinctly American collegiate experience has been portrayed in movies from the silent era to the present. Hollywood feature films, because of their tremendous mass audience, help mold, shape, and direct popular beliefs and attitudes. As with other historical documents, movies can provide valuable insights into how we arrived where we are today.
What do movies reveal about American attitudes over the last century toward the meaning, purpose, and end of a college education? What is the picture of higher education being portrayed at in the movies during the last 100 years? Has the movie audience's relationship with higher education altered from decade to decade? Are movies about American higher education in public demand and still being created by Hollywood? In an effort to explore these questions and many more, this course will view and analyze Hollywood feature films based entirely or partly on the collegiate experience and set in America.
Writing intensive and interdisciplinary.

   
Prerequisite:  
None
   
Instructor Susan   Modarai
Note REQUIRED TEXTS Conklin, John E. (2008) Campus Life in the Movies: A Critical Survey from the Silent Era to the Present. [CLM] North Carolina: McFarland ISBN 978-0-7864-3984-3
Boggs, J.M. & Petrie, D.W. (2012) The Art of Watching Films, 8th ed. New York: McGraw Hill. [AWF] ISBN 978-0-07338617-0
Attachment sample syllabus
Section Details 901 CRN: 29313
Enrollment Maximum: 24
   
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