Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

HIS 477 Film and History


This course will examine how the past is depicted through film representations, including documentary and dramatized film. The moving image is a powerful conveyor of historical information, but how can we read film, including its visual, verbal, and non-verbal elements, to understand how a film is conveying an interpretation of the past, as well as reflecting the time of its own creation? Students will acquire skills in reading historically-based film. Film topics will vary with instructor, and may include The Middle Ages in Film, the Holocaust in Film, war in film.

3 credit hours