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2020-2021 Academic Catalog (August 2020 - July 2021) 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog (August 2020 - July 2021) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 339 Movies & U.S. Society

Movies as a form of popular culture. Analysis of films released in the early, mid, and late 20th century to draw conclusions regarding the ways that movies both shape and are shaped by the socio-historical context in which they are created. Particular emphasis on the depiction of social problems during various historical eras, especially competing and changing images of class, race, ethnicity, gender, and politics. Technical and aesthetic aspects of filmmaking will be discussed only when they relate to the portrayal of social issues.