2024 - 2025 MCPS High School Course Bulletin

SOC2089 American History Through Film

0.5 credit per semester

In this one-semester class, students will study modern American history through the medium of film. This will be done through viewing, writing, and discussing both historical and contemporary pieces on topics related to the political, social, economic, and racial history of the United States. Besides examining these historical events, students will examine the legacy of racism, poverty, corruption, patriotism, civics, and ideology on contemporary American culture. In addition to each film's historical and cultural importance, the course will also concentrate on film appreciation and the study of cinematography.

No repeats for credit

Additional Course Information: