English 2840 – The Civil War in Film and Literature
The College of Southern Maryland is pleased to announce the offering of an online course that will study the works of fiction, poetry, letters, journals and movies and allow participants to learn about and discuss those works of film and literature.
Dr. Richard Siciliano, Professor of English at the College of Southern Maryland will lead this online survey, beginning January 21, 2014 through May 7, 2014. The Civil War in Film and Literature (ENG2480-115822) will examine and discuss this national conflict as it has been portrayed in the fiction of such writers as Stephen Crane, Ambrose Bierce, Michael Shaara, and others; in the poetry of Walt Whitman, and other poets of the Civil War era; and in movies such as Birth of a Nation, Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Gone with the Wind, The Red Badge of Courage, Cold Mountain, Gettysburg, Glory, the PBS documentary The Civil War, and the 2012 Academy Award winning movie Lincoln.
Since this is a web-based (online) course, all learning activities will take place online within the web-based Blackboard Learning Management System. Discussions of the readings and of the featured movies will all take place online. viewing the movies also will be possible online by using such internet movie providers as Netflix and YouTube. As an added enhancement to this online course, however, the featured movies in the course will be shown on the LaPlata campus, with an introduction and discussion held afterwards led by Dr. Siciliano and in conjunction with the Civil War Movies Film Series, tentatively planned to begin in January 2014 and continue through April.
For further information and a complete course syllabus, see the course website at: http://www.itc.csmd.edu/lan/richs/eng2840 or contact Dr. Richard Siciliano at 301-934-7826 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org