Media and Diversity Specialization

Media and Diversity Specialization (Choose 3)

AAAD-A 330 African American Cinematic Experience

(3 cr.) A & H

Examines the historical and contemporary portrayals of African Americans in Hollywood and in independent narrative film focusing on the social and political functions of film, its legitimization of race, and its oppositional formations, interventions, and practices. Considers how film mediates and interrogates race and social relations in American society.

AAAD-A 430 The Cinema of Africana Women

(3 cr.) A & H, CSA

Historical and critical overview of films produced by African American women from the 1940s to the present. The course emphasizes how black women filmmakers combine their creative abilities with a desire to capture dominant issues that affect black women’s lives in America.

AAAD-A 447 Race, Crime, and Media

(3 cr.) Focus on crime reporting in America, addressing the question of whether or not the media distort the picture of crime. In particular, this course explores the mass media treatment of African Americans in the coverage of crime.

LATS-L 302 Latinos in the Media

(3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE DUS

Explores the complex relationship between mainstream media constructions of Hispanics and the Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban migrations to the United States.

MSCH-F 326 Authorship in the Media (approved topic: Spike Lee)

(3 cr.) CASE A&H

P: MSCH-C 101 or CMCL-C 190, or consent of instructor. Topic varies: in-depth analysis of directors, producers, or creative individuals in the media, viewed as ‘authors.’ May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-F 326 and CMCL-C 326.

MSCH-F 375 Race, Gender and Representation

(3 cr.) CASE S&H

Construction of race and gender identities across a range of media. Emphasis on the power of sound/image representations to shape and contest ideas about race and gender. Topic varies. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-F 375, JOUR-J 375 or CMCL-C 412.

MSCH-J 360 Journalism Specialties (Approved topic: Diversity in the Newsroom)

(1-4 cr.)

Topical course dealing with changing subjects and material from term to term. May be repeated for credit with different topics in J360 and JOUR-J 360.

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