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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

American Politics Through Film

POLISCI 201

Movies are used to explore the development of American politics. The forces that shaped our politics early in the century (immigration, reform, religion), the rise of "big" government in the depression and World War II years (the new roles of the federal government, the enhanced presidency, internationalism, and anti-communism), and selected issues (race, gender, modern campaigns) prominent since the 1960s. The meaning of political democracy in America and how our understanding of it has adapted to changing times and conditions. (Gen.Ed. HS)
Course Details

Fall 2021

Open

On-Line
Sep 1, 2021 - Dec 8, 2021
Philip D'Agati
01
23619
4
HS
Base Cost: $1,928 ($482/credit)
Term Fee: $50
Start date: Sep 01, 2021
End date: Dec 08, 2021
Last day to add: Sep 08, 2021
Last day to drop: Sep 08, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Oct 28, 2021