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Program Description:

Program Dates: June 22 - July 19, 2019

Course: FEA 346/RGR 346: European Cinemas of Fascism, Communism, and Resistance (upper-division capstone, category C, Interdisciplinary)

Approximate Travel Cost: $1,995 (includes accommodations plus welcome dinner and farewell dinner and four museum visits) + airfare

Tuition: $945

Insurance: $85.00

Course Description: This course examines the ways in which European totalitarian political regimes from the Russian Revolution to the Post WWII period are represented in European cinemas. There a two primary modes of investigation:
  1. How filmmakers have used documentary and narrative forms to promote or resist totalitarian regimes during the time of their reign:
  2. How later filmmakers have used cinema to represent, remember, and interpret these regimes and thus contribute to historical discourse and national collective memory.
Through focused screenings, readings, and discussions, we will examine particular films within the contexts of 20th-century European history; European national cinemas and industries; and specific European cinematic movements (such as Soviet montage, Italian neorealism, Cinema of Memory, etc.). Throughout, we will analyze how cinema functions as history and how cinematic aesthetics convey political ideologies.

Course includes:
  • Two walking tours
  • Guided tour of the Vatican & Sistine Chapel
  • Guided tour of the Coliseum, Roman Forum, & Palatine Hill
  • Guided tour of Galleria Borghese
  • Castelli Romani Da Trip (includes lunch and wine tasting)
  • Cinecittà Studios
For a flyer with specific information, click here: Nicolas Bordage Flyer.pdf

This is a CSULB short-term, faculty-led study abroad course.

Contact Professor Nicolas Bordage for more information at

Open to all majors (as well as staff, faculty, alumni,
and community members on a space available basis).
Faculty permission required.

ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship
A limited number of $750 scholarships are available for short-term, study abroad programs.
Click here for more information and to apply for the scholarship.
Deadline to apply for scholarship: March 11, 2019

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/11/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/22/2019 07/19/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.