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ERIC Number: EJ1011908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
Teaching Introduction to International Politics with Film
Valeriano, Brandon
Journal of Political Science Education, v9 n1 p52-72 2013
This article is an overview of a comprehensive film-based course that covers basic topics appropriate for an introduction to international relations (or world politics) course. Film provides a new and novel perspective by which to view international interactions. I explore how various aspects of international politics are covered by movies with attention focused on how these films can provide important educational lessons to guide course content. The course focuses on the topics of conflict, peace, and theories of international interactions, but others should adapt the content to meet their pedagogical or ideological needs. Emphasis is placed on using film to explain events and theory. The goal is to utilize movies to reach out to students unfamiliar with the processes of global affairs so that they will be motivated to move on to advanced topics and understand the basic issues in the field. (Contains 12 notes and 35 film references.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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