HIST 1400 - History Goes to the Movies
Credit Hours: 3.00
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.
- Students will describe the requirements of scholars researching the past.
- Students will describe the requirements of the makers of films about the past.
- 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.
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking in evaluating the recreation of historical characters on film.
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking in evaluating the recreation of historical events on film.
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking in evaluating the recreation of historical issues on film.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
- 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.
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- The translation of history onto film
- The translation of historical characters onto film
- The translation of historical events onto film
- The translation of historical issues onto film
Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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