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American History through Film - MHIS270

Focusing upon the ways in which Hollywood has presented issues such as race, war, social and cultural change, liberty, and patriotism, this unit will introduce students to major themes that have shaped the political, cultural, and social history of the United States. Topics to be considered include the American Revolution, westward expansion and Manifest Destiny, race and slavery, the Civil War, immigration, the Depression and New Deal, the United States and World War Two, the civil rights movement, and the legacies of the Vietnam War. Consideration will also be given to the tensions arising from American foreign policy, and the global impact of American popular culture. The unit will enable students to consider how the history of the United States is mediated through popular culture.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Professor Chris Dixon

12cp at 100 level or above or (3cp in HIST or MHIS or POL units) Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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