Political Science | Politics and Film
Y200 | 3765 | Hart


	This course will consider the relationships between politics
and film from a variety of perspectives. First, it will examine the
political content of films, especially films on political subjects
like war and peace, revolution, electoral politics, racism, and
feminism. Course members will be required to attend a film series
connected with the course and participate in discussions about each
film. Second, it will examine the history of the film industry, its
relationship to other media, and the role of the (mainly Hollywood-
based) film industry in (mainly American) politics. Finally, the
course will consider a variety of theoretical perspectives that
address the relationship between politics and the media, especially
the film.
	The main written work for the course will be a midterm and
final examination and two short papers. Grades for the course will
depend on grades for midterm (20%), papers (20% each), and final
(40%).