AIS 360 A: American Indians In Cinema

Meeting Time: 
MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
SMI 405
SLN: 
10200
Instructor:
Jonathan Tomhave

Additional Details:

Indians in Cinema explores the development of images of Indians in mainstream cinema.  Within the class students view movies such as Broken Arrow, Dances with Wolves, Pocahontas, Smoke Signals, and Dance Me Outside and will learn to analyze how movies have created problematic images and, more recently with Native direction and influence, more accurate representations.

Catalog Description: 
Studies representations of American Indians in American films from 1900 to present. Examines the foundations of American Indian stereotypes and how Hollywood helped create and perpetuate those stereotypes. Activities include reading critical materials, and viewing, discussing, and writing critically about films by non-Native directors.
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
December 8, 2017 - 3:22pm