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Latin American History and Film

HISTORY 70D (4.0 units)Session I

You will never look at period drama the same again. This is a survey course of Latin American history from colonial period to recent history, with a focus on the 20th century. with a focus on the 20th century and gender, organized through a series of popular movies portraying historical subjects. In this class, students will not only learn about the struggles, movements, conflicts and historical currents in Latin America, but also how they are represented in film and the problems of such interpretations. Topically, the course will discuss colonialism, gender, the ideas of liberalism, progressivism, imperialism, and moving into 20th century, revolutions, populism, the rise of military dictatorships during the Cold War, and the recent successful and failed social movements against the authoritarian regimes. Each week, we will meet two times--one for lecture and one for film screening with group discussions on the film following it. Students will be evaluated by short weekly writings, worksheets for film discussions, a midterm and one 3–5-page final film analysis paper. Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary. (IV, VIII)

Instructor(s) STAFF
Schedule TuTh 4:00 - 6:50pm, Room To Be Announced TBA
Units 4.0
Course Code 26600
UC Undergraduate (per unit) $ 279.00
UC Graduate (per unit) $ 349.00
Visitor (per unit) $ 349.00
Note(s) None