American Foreign Policy in Film

Course NameAmerican Foreign Policy in Film
Course CodeIRS364
DescriptionThis course analyzes American identity creation through popular film. The course is concerned with the changing of American identity through the portrayal of events from the beginning of the Cold War to the present. While the main focus of the course is on film and the portrayal of important events and identificational concepts (existential fears) through film, the course also utilizes texts on theory and history to provide a contrasting influence to better understand the message and political impacts of the films.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Comprehend and have a clear understanding of identity theory and its application to film;
– Understand and analyze the expressions of these identity processes as portrayed in film;
– Utilize the theories and methods provided to conduct their own analyses of identity creation;
– Understand the role identity and portrayals of identity have in politics.
SchoolSchool of International Relations and Diplomacy (IRD)
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS