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Made In America: Exploring the Hollywood Western

University College of the North via Canvas Network

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This course explores the history and impact of the Hollywood Western genre, analyzing its cultural significance and evolution over time. Students will learn about the key themes, characters, and production techniques that define the genre. The course covers topics such as the representation of gender and race in Western films, the influence of historical events on the genre, and the global reach of Western cinema. Through lectures, readings, and film screenings, students will develop a deeper understanding of how the Western genre reflects and shapes American identity. This course is suitable for film enthusiasts, history buffs, and anyone interested in exploring the intersection of culture and cinema.

Taught by

Sue Matheson


4.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    This is a great course in comparing Western film genre to the actual times of both the west but also of the 1940's -,50,s. The films are well chosen and the discussion and quizzes are well developed and thought out. The instructor is very good at responding very quickly to students. If you enjoy movies and old westerns and want to know more about them this is the class for you.

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