Cinema, History, Politics

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cinema, History, Politics

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, History, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    The course will include productions from a number of different eras and film cultures. Starting with two key anti-war films, we will look at how filmmakers responded to the threat of war; we will follow this with films that look back at the Holocaust, from the mainstream Schindler?s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993) to arthouse, Fateless (Lajos Koltai, 2005). The construction of a political cinema will be discussed through screenings such as Battle of Algiers, (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966). This will be followed by a look at questions of human rights in a number of specific case studies taken from mainstream and non-mainstream cinema.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.