Hollywood & the World

Schools of Public Engagement: Grad Programs in Int'l Affairs

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Hollywood & the World
Spring 2024
Taught By: Nina Khrushcheva
Section: A

CRN: 13824

Credits: 3

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the relationship between American cinema and world politics beginning with D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation in 1915. The principal purpose of the course is to understand some of the broad themes of contemporary world politics such as state and nationhood, nationalism, intelligence, conflict, globalization, colonization/decolonization, development/underdevelopment, security/insecurity, and, most profoundly, the politics of identity based on race, class, gender, and sexuality. We will examine each of these themes through the lens of film theory, American cinema, and international political economy. Through lectures, discussions, film screenings and classroom presentations we will analyze the ways in which American cinema has represented and constructed the world around us - sometimes realistically or even satirically, and at other times, fantastically. In our "journeys" into these themes, we will visit some of the following "characters": Cleopatra, Rambo, Jason Bourne, and "Hollywood as American dream factory."

This course is part of the Media & Culture concentration in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Grad Programs in Int'l Affairs (GPIA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:12pm EDT 6/19/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Fanton Hall 72 5th
Room: 713
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024
Days: Wednesday
Times: 6:01pm - 8:00pm
Building: Fanton Hall 72 5th
Room: 713
Date Range: 5/15/2024 - 5/15/2024