Mar 31, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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POLS 3750 - Politics and Film

For many political scientists and theorists, politics involves an ongoing conversation over the meaning and distribution of power in our lives. A major part of the discussions and debates are the various forms of entertainment that many times attempt to represent the world around us through film, music, and other media. Examines the diverse ways that politics, power, and film intersect and co-constitute one another. Investigates how race, sex, class, gender and other identity formations are represented in film, attempting to discern how images either perpetuate or resist dominant societal norms.

Requisites: 6 Hours in POLS
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will comprehend the various approaches to understanding stereotyping, and how such stereotyping works within film, and the potential influences of such images upon politics.
  • Students will develop critical approaches for reading and interpreting the interaction of film and politics.
  • Students will understand the importance of social constructivism as a framework for thinking about the relationship between politics and film.

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