Aug 14, 2022  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 1400 - History Goes to the Movies

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

Explores and evaluates historical fact, fancy and falsehood portrayed in feature films depicting an historical era or specific historical theme; examines historical problems raised by cinematic subjects.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the respective requirements of historical authenticity and dramatic effectiveness in film.

Objectives:

  1.  Students will describe the requirements of scholars researching the past.
  2. Students will describe the requirements of the makers of films about the past.
  3. Students will describe the complex relationships between scholars and filmmakers.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize the legitimacy and pitfalls of feature films addressing problematic historical characters, events, and issues.

Objectives:

  1. Students will demonstrate critical thinking in evaluating the recreation of historical characters on film.
  2. Students will demonstrate critical thinking in evaluating the recreation of historical events on film.
  3. Students will demonstrate critical thinking in evaluating the recreation of historical issues on film.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. The translation of history onto film
  2. The translation of historical characters onto film
  3. The translation of historical events onto film
  4. The translation of historical issues onto film

Primary Faculty
Broyles, Michael
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Williams-Chehmani, Angie
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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