INTS 375: Special Topics

INTS 375-010: Racial & Ethnic Visual Representations
(Fall 2013)

01:30 PM to 04:10 PM R

Robinson Hall B222

Section Information for Fall 2013

This course investigates the media representations of a range of racial and ethnic groups and the ways the visuals have changed over the years in response to cultural events, such as some of the civil rights laws, the events of 9-11, wars, etc. A significant portion of the course will be devoted to understanding the concept of the social construction of race and ethnicity. We will analyze images and apply the theoretical concepts of scholars such as bell hooks, Michael Davis, Cherrie Moraga, and Edward Said. In this broad-brush approach, we will interrogate the ways in which the negative visual stereotypes of the marginalized groups are similar and the result of western and white hegemony and the ways in which they are unique to the specific group. Ultimately, we will attempt to answer the questions about why this study matters and what our responsibility is in charting a different course.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-18

Studies topics of special interest to undergraduates. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture

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