HIST 59000: World Civilization Through Film

How do we understand world civilization and history through media? How do the world’s filmmakers depict different aspects of the global experience, past and present, in their craft?

In this class, we will view and analyze feature-length motion pictures from around the world that explore aspects of what we call world civilization.

In particular, we will focus on non-hegemonic actors as protagonists. Through the movies and excerpts, we will critically analyze our global past as well as the assumptions and biases which go into the making of a film that depicts this history. 

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

This course is offered during the Summer II semester. Participants may also register for a Summer I course, if applicable. 

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Purdue University Northwest

Instructor: Kenneth Kincaid

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 6/14/21 – 8/6/21

Location: Online

Format: Asynchronous

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area

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