Course Description

History

HIST 362 Latin America Through Film (3)

Serbin, K.

kserbin@SanDiego.edu

CRN 6                    Limit 25
M-TH (& Fri 1/6)     9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.      KIPJ-214

This course examines major themes in the history of Latin America through the study of classic films from and about the region. The goal is not to replace traditional historical research, but to supplement it with the additional consideration of how the region is viewed through the lens of filmmakers and how culture and history are reflected on the movie screen. Like Latin American literature, films from the region are a powerful testimony to the struggles and joys of its people in historical and contemporary settings. The instructor and the students will work together to interpret the films and their meaning for Latin American history.

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