Communication and Culture | Race and the Media
C201 | 24067 | David Coon


CMCL-C 201: Race and the Media
Class Number: 24067

MW, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM, Location: TBA
Required film screenings: M, 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

Fulfills COAS S&H Requirement
Fulfills COAS Culture Studies Requirement (List A)

Instructor: David Coon
E-Mail: drcoon@indiana.edu
Office: Mottier Hall 263
Phone: 855-6405

This course introduces students to the complex relationship between
diverse ethnic groups and their media representations within the
U.S. context.  We will examine the cultural, social, and political
positions of various racial and ethnic groups, including Native
Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans, Latinos/as, and the
complicated set of groups collectively referred to as White.
Particular attention will be paid to the representations of these
groups in various media formats, including film, television,
advertising, and popular music.  Students will read and discuss
writings from a variety of media scholars, including Stuart Hall,
bell hooks, Douglas Kellner, George Lipsitz, Donald Bogle, Arlene
Dávila, and Lisa Nakamura.  Issues of production, representation,
and interpretation will be considered as a way of understanding who
controls the production of images and how audiences might interpret
them.  Grades will be based on exams, short papers, and class
participation.