4 fall 12 (plus, of course HUM I)
Queen, Virgin, Woman, Scholar, Outlier: Elizabeth Tudor is a marker for the English Renaissance, historically and visually. Played by the greatest actors -- Bette Davis, Glenda Jackson, Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett -- Elizabeth on film shows us not only the story of a remarkable woman, but the response of popular culture to female power during the Depression, in the repressive 1950s, at the dawn of modern feminism, and in the age of Hilary Clinton. And the movies are way cool.
You'll learn how to make YouTube videos and edit film clips -- valuable skills in those post-1700 classes as well as in life.
YouTube trailer for the course:
workload: 2-page paper, final exam, team project on one of the films, class participation.
This course fulfills the pre-1700 British requirement and counts
as an elective for Women's Studies.