Films for Extra Credit

Available for viewing at Media Materials Services, Floor G (downstairs in the rotunda), Holland/New Library. You can also check them out on your card to view at home. In the case of a series, each separate episode is good for one extra credit point, unless otherwise noted.

Africa (Episode 2: "Deserts"), on DVD 175.
Antigone (Sophocles' Greek tragedy)
Art of the Western World, 1, 2, 3, 4
Buddhism: Footprints of the Buddha in India
Caravans of Gold: The King and the City (African civilizations)
Cathedral (depicts the building of a fictional Gothic cathedral)
City of the Gods (Teotihuacan)
Dadi and Her Family: A Rural Mother-in-Law in North India (women's roles)
Day the Universe Changed, number 1 or 2 (history of knowledge, may be hard to follow for students with little background in European history, but a lot of fun for others)
Fall of the Maya
500 Nations, #1: The Ancestors (North American Indian cultures)
From Jesus to Christ Modern scholars look at the development of early Christianity, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4
Genius That Was China, #1: Rise of the Dragon (technology and science)
Great Tales in Asian Art
Hinduism: 330 Million Gods
Illustrated Handscroll Tale of Genji
In Search of Human Origins, 1, 2, 3
In the Shadow of Vesuvius (Pompeii and Herculaneum)
Islamic Conversations: Islam and Christianity
Japan Past and Present: Buddha in the Land of the Kami
Judaism: The Religion of a People
Legacy, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (highly recommended, excellent review for this course)
Any two of the Lost City Series: Lost City of the Aegean (Minoan Crete), Lost City of Zimbabwe, Lost World of the Maya
Lost Civilizations Series: Ancient Egypt: Quest for Immortality, Maya: The Blood of Kings, Mesopotamia: Return to Eden, Aegean: Legacy of Atlantis (Minoans), China: Dynasties of Power, Rome: The Ultimate Empire; Africa: A History Denied, Inca: Secrets of the Ancestors
Making of Mankind (human evolution), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
The Nature of a Continent (Africa) Of Times, Tombs and Treasure: The Treasures of Tutankhamen
Ran (Exciting Japanese historical epic modelled on ShakespeareÕs King Lear, 3 hours; warning: this is very violent)
Roman Arena
Roman Britain
Satori (religion in Japan)
Shinto: Nature, Gods and Men in Japan
Spanish: The Moorish Influence
Story of Islam: The Coming of the Prophet, The Flowering of Islam, The Heritage of Islam (1 hour total equal one extra credit)
Tale of Genji (Japanese cartoon version of the story, slow and rather confusing, but beautiful, good for those interested in Heian culture. Some scenes may be offensive to some people.)
Taoism: A Question of Balance
Testament (history of the Bible)

  • Time Life's Lost Civilizations: 1: Egypt, Quest for Immortality, 2: Maya, the Blood of Kings, 3 Mesopotamia, Return to Eden, 4 Aegean, Legacy of Atlantis, 5 Greece, a Moment of Excellence, 6 China, Dynasties of Power, 7 Rome, the Ultimate Empire, 8 Africa, a History Denied, 9 Inca, Secrets of the Ancestors, 10 Tibet, the End of Time

    Trojan Women (full-length movie version of Sophocles' tragedy; it helps to know something about Greek tragedy)
    500 Nations: #1: The Ancestors (Anasazi, etc.), #2: Mexico (Aztecs and Spanish)
    Understanding Hindu Traditions
    Who Was Cleopatra? (actually a film on African influence on ancient Greece)
    The World: A Television History (any three episodes covering the period before 1500)


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