2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

The Western Film Genre and the American Frontier Myth

Summer quarter

Faculty: Mark Harrison theatre, opera, film, performance studies

Fields of Study: American studies and media studies

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40144 (8) Second Session  

Credits: 8(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Weekend

Academic Website: http://blogs.evergreen.edu/western/


The Western is the richest and most enduring genre of American film. It is both formula film and a source of great innovation. This program will examine the important connections between the Western and the tale of expansion (economic, geographic, ecological, cultural) and violent conquest that is the American frontier myth. This is a hybrid-online program. Students will need access to a comprehensive source for DVD rentals (such as Netflix, Amazon.com, Deep Discount DVD, etc.) and will be using Moodle for online seminars.  For more information, see blogs.evergreen.edu/western/.

Maximum Enrollment: 30

Advertised Schedule: Orientation session: 6-8p Tue, Jul. 26; classes: 10a-6p Sat (Jul. 30 - Aug. 27)

Required Fees: $25 for guest speakers

Special Expenses: Students will need access to a comprehensive source for DVD rentals (such as Netflix)

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Hybrid Online Learning 25 - 49% Delivered Online

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Program Revisions

Date Revision
May 31st, 2011 Date of orientation session changed from Wed., Aug. 27 to Tue., Aug. 26.