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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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POL 385 Politics in Fiction and Film

3 Credit(s)
Students will use the methodologies of Political Science to understand and evaluate the political assumptions and implications, implicit and explicit, and potential for learning from varied works of fiction and film.  Students will analyze the structure and validity of arguments, including their internal logic as well as the veracity of the supplied facts and their linkages to reality.  Works and topics will vary.  The seminar format will emphasize critical analysis of assigned readings.  Written assignments will serve as the primary evaluation method for this course.  Utilizing a draft/revision process, students will demonstrate critical thinking skills relevant to the course materials.  Three lecture hours per week.