This course will provide a dynamic look at the ways in which war has been represented and communicated over the centuries. From the Battle of Marathon through the Iraq War, paintings, sculpture, music, poetry, plays and later newspapers, photos, films, radio, television and the Internet have shone a light on tragic conflicts and their aftermath. Are these images considered art, propaganda, reportage or all of the above? During the course you will meet award-winning photojournalists, combat artists, editorial cartoonists and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies whose searing play Time Stands Still brings the intensity of covering war to life. You will explore the ways war is conveyed in film, how television portrays the war on terror and the war on drugs, how video games image war and combat and how painting and sculpture have immortalized man’s centuries old propensity for going into battle. Each class will begin with a presentation by a guest speaker or speakers, followed by smaller groups meeting to discuss the presentation. This course is open to all students (although it also counts as Honors credit for Honors students) and can be found under “University-Wide courses” within the Pennoni Honors College.
For more information, contact Kevin Egan at email@example.com