21H.907 | Fall 2000 | Undergraduate

Trials in History


The course topics are focused on discussion of the films viewed in class and readings from the two required texts:

  • Corrigan, Timothy. A Short Guide to Writing About Film, 4th ed. Essex: Pearson Longman, 2000.
  • Hake, Sabine. German National Cinema. New York: Routledge, 2001.

Reading Questions

1 Introduction to the Course  
2 Introduction to the Issues  
Dissenters on Trial
3 The Trial of Socrates Paper Topics are Due in Class
4 Joan of Arc Initial Bibliography is Due in Class
5 Galileo  
6 Scopes Annotated Bibliography is Due in Class
Society on Trial
7 Salem Witch Trials  
8 Victorian Trials  
Transitional Justice
9 The Trials of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette  
10 Soviet Agitation and Show Trials  
11 Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal Final Papers are Due
12 Human Rights Trials and Truth Commissions  

Course Info

As Taught In
Fall 2000