|Film and Literature Section TR: The European Experience|
MA NCES Code:
|Language Arts, Social Studies|
|10, 11, 12|
|Repeated Semester (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )|
|Note: Students will be asked whether or not they require course materials in the first week of class. Most materials used within this course are readily available, and students will be selecting their own materials from a variety of sources. If students require materials, they should (within their first week of class) notify their course instructor, who will then provide the necessary texts.|
|Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor |
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Do you enjoy movies, literature and history and making choices? Did you ever want to be a movie critic? Do you want to explore how Hollywood treats history? Do you want to see some of the classic movies from the 1940’s-1980’s? Do you want to test your time management skills prior to college? Then this is the course for you… come join me on a voyage from the steppes of Russia to the streets of Berlin and the battlefields of the “War to end all wars”!!
In this humanities/social sciences offering, you will become movie critics, readers of some of the world’s finest 20th century novels, and work on unique projects with students across the nation. You will explore the momentous events of the first part of the 20th century as they were depicted in literature and on film.
The course focuses on three pivotal changes. 1) WWI and the Revolution; 2) 1920's - WWII; 3) the Cold War. The course will bring you through those periods through the literature of the time. Among the literary works you will read (from Pasternak's "Dr. Zhivago" to Forsyth's "The Odessa File"), you will also view their film adaptations that visually portray the life of the people living on the continent (Europe) during this fascinating time as well!
Come join us on the web and expand your literary, cinematic and historical horizons..