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HY 200: American History, American Film

Block A1 CC Units (4 semester hours)Rommel-Ruiz, W.

Course Description: This course addresses the challenge of representing history in the Hollywood film. This class will focus upon the Vietnam War and 9/11 in particular, as they are historical subjects deeply connected to American Exceptionalism, an idea closely connected to the American national identity and US foreign policy. We will watch an array of movies connected to these subjects such as "Apocalypse Now," "Platoon," "United 93," "World Trade Center" among others. Finally, this course will examine the ways 9/11 has affected the Hollywood movie landscape, especially with the superhero genre such as those films in the Christopher Nolan "Batman" trilogy and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Class Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon 

Course Limit: 25

Prerequisite: None

Meets the Critical Perspectives: None