Political Science | Politics and Film
Y200 | 13287 | 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 film.