Sex, Gender and Media Specialization

Sex, Gender and Media Specialization (Choose 3)

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.

GNDR-G 310 Representation and the Body

(3 cr.) A & H

Analysis of scholarship concerned with how the body is perceived, represented, and symbolically charged. This course examines concepts that include sexed bodies, desiring bodies, corporeality, body politics, and sociological bodily rituals. Thematically, the course investigates exterior/interior, solid/fluid, and sex/gender distinctions critical to discussions of the body.

GNDR-G 325 Technologies of Gender

(3 cr.) CASE S&H

Investigates “gendered” ways that technological transformations reshape social life, physical space, built environments, or medical research. Familiarizes students with how feminist inquiry remaps such fields as computer technology, urban and development studies, geography, medicine, or health sciences. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

GNDR-G 330 Looking Like a Feminist: Visual Culture and Feminist Theory

(3 cr.) CASE A&H

Advanced study of feminist film theory which examines gender in popular film from a variety of perspectives. Examines how cinema works as a “technology of gender,” how film constructs subject positions and identities, and what these constructions can tell us about how gender structures our culture.

INTL-I 425 Gender: International Perspectives

(3 cr.)

Examination of gender issues from international and interdisciplinary perspectives. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

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-F 420 Topics in Media History (Approved topics)

(3 cr.) CASE S&H

Media historiography, topics in national media history, national and international movements and trends. Topic varies. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-F 420 and CMCL-C 420.

MSCH-S 410 Sex in the Media

(3 cr.) CASE S&H

P: MSCH-C 213 or TEL-T 205 with a grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor. Explores the role and portrayal of sex and sexuality in media and examines in detail the potential social and psychological effects of exposure to sexual content in the media. Credit given for only one of MSCH-S 410 or TEL-T 410.

MSCH-S 451 Topical Seminar in Media and Society (Approved topic Nature, Role and Effects of Pornography)

(1-3 cr.)

P: MSCH-C 213 or TEL-T 205 with a grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor. Exploration of social problems and issues. Topics vary. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-S 451 and TEL-T 451.

SOC-S 422 Constructing Sexuality

(3 cr.)

P: S370 or consent of department. S & H A sociological examination of a variety of forms of human sexuality from the perspectives of social constructionism and politics of sexuality.

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