Further information: Sam Temple:  Walt Disney—An Examination of an American Storyteller

Expanded Description:  Assigned to read weekly: Walt Disney: An American Original by Bob Thomas (used, from $3.49 on Bookfinder.com).  Assignments will include watching free online documentaries, which will be provided as assigned.  No assignments, readings, or viewings will be expected to be completed before the first day of class. In-person class will still be a full experience even if assigned work is not completed but will be greatly enhanced with full participation.

Week 1: Introduction; Who is Uncle Walt? (Lecture, discussion)

Week 2: The Walt Disney Company Today; Childhood (Lecture, discussion, video screening)

Week 3: Laugh-O-Gram; Los Angeles (Lecture, discussion, video screening)

Week 4: Collaborators; Animation as an Art (Lecture, discussion, video screening)

Week 5: Politics; Escapism (Lecture, discussion)

Week 6: Fatherhood; Disneyland (Lecture, discussion, video screening)

Week 7: Public Perception; Futurism (Lecture, discussion, video screening)

Week 8: Walt’s Final Projects; An Examination of His Life  (Lecture, discussion, video screening)