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IDS:119Reel Life vs. Real Life: Movies, History, and Historical Truth3

In this course, students analyze and evaluate how films communicate historical personalities and events, and compare that expression with the presentation of history through written accounts. Through multiple perspectives, and discipline specific criteria, student ultimately consider how history and film attempt to illuminate both the past and the "truth" for "audiences" of the present. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.