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2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CT 3240 - The Reel West

as historical document—what it told us of the settlers and soldiers, the women, the gunfighters, the politicians, the law, and of course the American Indian. The course addresses topics such as the controversy over the sometimes highly falsified views given to audiences by the movies, the question of whether or not these movies had any responsibility to be historically accurate, the Western as a film genre, its very distinct rise and fall, and contemporary perspectives on the genre. To that end, we will watch several important examples of Western filmmaking.