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Summer 2013 Courses

The U.S. Since 1945
An exploration of American life since World War II, using books, documentaries, and films. Topics include the rise of America as a world power and the Cold War; McCarthyism and anticommunism; consumerism, environmentalism, and the transformation of values, taste, style, and manners; uprisings of the 1960s; the conservative agenda of the Reagan/Bush era; the contemporary distrust of politicians; and concerns about the future.
Note: This course is available to students who have completed 60 or more credits. Please email rockland@purchase.edu for an IAC code to register.
AHI3670.20 / 4 credits
Kenneth Brumbaugh
Mon. & Wed., 6–9:35 p.m.
Session II: June 10–July 24
Room: 1230

History in Film
How has history been portrayed on the silver screen? What responsibilities do directors assume in presenting their subjective view of historical events? Students consider these questions and examine depictions of American and European history in early and contemporary cinema, the documentary film, and the cinematic presentation of film history itself.
Note: This course is available to students who have completed 60 or more credits. Please email rockland@purchase.edu for an IAC code to register.
FTF3550.45 / 4 credits
CSS3550.45 / 4 credits
Richard Connolly
Tues. & Thurs., 6–9:50 p.m.
Session II: June 11–July 25
Room: 1106

Updated Mar. 22, 2013