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VGCC Personal Enrichment Class Shows History As Portrayed In Movies

Motion pictures have long been involved in dramatizing history since the beginnings of civilization.

A course entitled “History as Illustrated in Great Films” will be offered by Vance-Granville Community College and will endeavor to show how Hollywood has portrayed world history through the years. The class will be offered on Wednesdays, running Sept. 11 to Nov. 6 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., in Room 2345 on the college’s main campus in Vance County.

Christopher P. Ross, a secondary school and community college history instructor who holds degrees from Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill and Old Dominion University, will teach the course. He said the course will cover the Medieval Period, the Hundred Years War, the Reformation, Antebellum South, the American West, the Jazz Age and World War II in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Films will be introduced and discussed in context to their time period and the world as a whole. Through their studies, students should be able to trace history as depicted on the screen in great movies, evaluate various actors and actresses in the films, and compare various approached to history through theater arts.

Cost of the course is $33.75. To pre-register, call the VGCC Continuing Education office at 252-492-2061, ext. 3316.