American History in Film

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Examines critical points in U.S. history through major Hollywood films that document the American story, asking whether this film works as history. Covers material from the colonial era (Last of the Mohicans) to the Civil War (Gangs of New York) to the Cold War (Thirteen Days).


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 310C, HIST 318 (if taken in the same topic).

Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

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