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

CT 3260 - History and the Movies


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For most people, ideas about history come not from textbooks or scholarly papers, but from movies or television. Although motion pictures have sometimes blundered, distorted and downright lied, still, at their best, they have given a vivid and memorable picture of the ages to an infinitely wider audience than traditional historians such as Tacitus or Gibbon. At a minimum, historical films have shown history more faithfully than they have been given credit for and as it was never seen before. This course engages students in viewing and analyzing films with historical events as their organizing principle.