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Syllabus & Readings


The readings listed on the syllabus are drawn from Richard Goff, Walter Moss, Janice Terry, and Jiu-Hwa Upshur, The Twentieth Century: A Brief Global History, 6th ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill. 2002) (ISBN 0-07-234853-4).

Supplementary information is available on the class website: links to information pages for each film, to information pages for each war, to film terminology, and to handouts on how to "read" films and wars. Class powerpoints will be added to the syllabus on the website, where relevant.

RECOMMENDED is James Monaco, How To Read a Film: Book (3rd ed.) and DVD-ROM (Harbor Electronic Publishing; 2000)
Mike Mayo. Videohound's War Movies: Classic Conflict on Film (Detroit, MI: Visible Ink Press, 1999
Alun Evans. Brassey's Guide to War Films (Washington, DC: Brassey's, 2000)