Course level



Humanities and Social Sciences


Historical & Philosophical Inq




One Semester

Class contact

2L 1T



Assessment methods

Essay, Class Test, Journal Entries

Course coordinator

Ms Samantha Bedggood

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

This course will introduce students to some of the major themes in American history, with particular reference to the ways in which Hollywood has presented issues such as race, war, social and cultural change, liberty and the individual, and patriotism. As well as thinking about specific themes and events, and the ways in which they have been presented by filmmakers, students will be encouraged to reflect on the ┬┐big issues┬┐ in United States history. The course will thus combine a chronological and thematic approach to explore a range of important issues that have shaped political, cultural, and social life in the United States. At appropriate moments, we will also consider the tensions arising from American foreign policy, as well as the global impact of American popular culture.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile