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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CM 356 World of Work in Popular Film

In this course, students develop critical insights into the complexities of the film industry by examining popular Hollywood films from the 1930s through the new millennium that are set in the business world. Students analyze films such as Citizen Kane, 9 to 5, Wall Street, and Disclosure by considering the social, cultural, political, and economic conditions in which they were produced. The course examines the social significance of these films, including such factors as the presentation of myths such as the American Dream, narratives of capitalism and social mobility, and images of race, class, and gender.