Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Marriage and the Movies: A History - A Free Online Course by Jeanine Basinger

 Thank you to of Crítica Retrô for the heads up about this!

Wesleyan University is offering a free 5-week course called Marriage and the Movies: A History taught by professor Jeanine Basinger, author of I Do and I Don't: A History of Marriage in the Movies. I reviewed the book back in November.

This 5-week course starts on April 21st and features 10 films, 22 lectures and you are expected to do about 4-6 hours of classwork a week. I'm not sure about credits but you do receive a Statement of Accomplishment after you complete the course.

This looks like a wonderful online course for classic film fans so I highly suggest you check it out!

Here are the films in order of how they appear on the syllabus:
Wild Orchids (1929)
Made for Each Other (1939)
The Marrying Kind (1952)
Adam's Rib (1949)
Brief Encounter (1945)
Vivacious Lady (1938)
Suspicion (1941)
Since You Went Away (1944)
Heartburn (1986)
The War of the Roses (1989)

You can find more information about the course here including the full syllabus. There is a short video of Jeanine Basinger discussing the objective of the class too.

1 comment:

  1. I've just registered - I'm really excited about this course!


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