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Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Popular Culture


Given that diversity often leads to conflict, it is the goal of this course, first, to examine portrayals of race, gender, and ethnicity in popular culture in an effort to understand how such portrayals reflect and/or shape our experience of diversity, and second, to critique these portrayals as they foster a cultural climate inimical to peace and social justice. These goals will be achieved through the study of the popular media including television, advertising, popular music, comic art, and film that comprise the predominant cultural environment common to most Americans.

Class Hours: 
REA 0017 or REA 0011 or REA 0019 and  ENC 0025 or ENC 0021or ENC 0022 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher for each course) or appropriate placement  test scores. Students who are not required to take the common placement test or enroll in developmental education courses do not have to satisfy prerequisites.
Course Type: 
Speech Communication