Communication and Culture | Race and the Media
C201 | 12365 | Rawlins, J.

MW, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM, TE F260

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

Instructor: Justin Rawlins
Office: 800 E. 3rd St. – room 212
Phone: 855-7238

C201 explores the ways in which United States' ideologies in
particular historical periods have influenced the production,
representations, and audiences' interpretations of media artifacts.
In this class we will focus specifically on the relationship of
various groups of people (e.g. African Americans, Native Americans,
Asian Americans, Latinos, "Whites") to the production,
representations, and reception of both mainstream and alternative
media.  Course readings will draw from a variety of theoretical,
historical, and ethno-racial perspectives.  Students will be
expected not only to read the necessary materials but to participate
in class discussion geared toward better understanding the dynamic
relationship between media and conceptions of ‘race.’  There will be
three exams and several writing assignments.  There are no formal
screenings scheduled for this course.