This minor offers students the opportunity to explore the world in its present state and understand the forces that formed it.
Students will critically examine the history of Africa in film as represented in a wide variety of eras and film genres: “jungle,” empire, and adventure films of the 1930s–1950s; mid-twentieth-century newsreels, documentaries, and ethnographic films; the rise of indigenous African cinema during the 1960s–1980s, as well as twenty-first-century Hollywood “broken Africa” dramas such as Hotel Rwanda and Blood Diamond.
Students will consider the achievements and limitations of Roosevelt’s New Deal in meeting the challenge of the worst economic crisis in American history: the economic forces that led to the Great Depression, the personality and leadership of President Roosevelt, the major programs and policies of his administration and the ongoing debates about the legacy of the New Deal and its relevance to our understanding of current economic crises.
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