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POL 305 Politics, Ideology, and Film (3 credits)

In this course, students acquire a deep understanding of key ideological terms in political theory and political science through the study of primary texts and scholarly articles. The courses uses a case state – national or international – to place the ideology in context (e.g. Nazi Germany and Argentina are used to explore fascism and bureaucratic authoritarianism respectively). In addition, the course uses films from Europe, Asia, Latin America, Russia, and the United States as a way of enhancing the understanding of historical/political/economic context and the key theoretical terms. The hope is to explore some of the vocabulary and events that have shaped national and international politics in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.