Course: Special Topics (CO-255-1)
Regrettably, America's history has been one that his involved our nation in many wars and conflicts. From the American Revolution to modern day conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, Hollywood has presented viewers with motion pictures that explore the myths and realities of war. The War Film will examine 8 motion pictures: The Patriot, Run Silent ,Run Deep, Glory, Heartbreak Ridge, Jarhead, Full Metal Jacket, Das Boot and Fail Safe. Employing the genre approach to film analysis, students will write brief analytical reviews and explore the social impact of war. The primary focus of the course is upon "reading" films, expressing insights in clear and declarative terms, and proving the validity of one's insights by making specific references to the films' content.