Media and Diversity Specialization (Choose 3)
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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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