American Politics Through Film

Subject Name: 
Political Science
Course Number: 
UMass Amherst
Movies are used to explore the development of American politics. The forces that shaped our politics early in the century (immigration, reform, religion), the rise of "big" government in the depression and World War II years (the new roles of the federal government, the enhanced presidency, internationalism, and anti-communism), and selected issues (race, gender, modern campaigns) prominent since the 1960s. The meaning of political democracy in America and how our understanding of it has adapted to changing times and conditions. (Gen.Ed. HS)
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 

Course Sections

American Politics Through Film
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01AG 0.0 F 9:05AM 9:55AM Machmer Hall room W-11