Communication And Culture | Race, Gender, & Representation
C412 | 1118 | Mukherjee

Professor Roopali Mukherjee
MW 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Ballantine 241
Screenings: T 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Mottier 124

This course examines how social constructions of race and gender
are represented in electronic media content. Readings provide an
introduction to race and gender issues, and the role of the mass media in
contemporary culture. Students will be introduced to critical methods of
media analysis, and will write one or two papers in which they will offer
critical interpretations of media texts ranging from situation comedies to
motion pictures. Assigned readings and class discussions are designed to
work with weekly screenings that feature films selected for their
relevance to questions of race and gender representation. Pop quizzes and
screening notes will be among the other assignments for the course.