Spring 2022 - CMNS 452 D100
Race and the Media (4)
Class Number: 2936
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
Prerequisites:75 units including one of CMNS 202 (or 262), 220, 221, 223 (or 223W), with a minimum grade of C-, and at least two CMNS upper division courses with a minimum grade of C-.
Examines the contemporary construction and maintenance of race and ethnicity, through movies, music, and the Internet. Provides grounding in scholarship on media, race, ethnicity, and identity. Explores the historical role of entertainment in racialization. Investigates contemporary issues and forms of media and race. Students who have taken CMNS 486 with subtitle "Race and the Media" cannot take this course for further credit.
Entertainment and the arts are key sites of production and conduits for the circulation of cultural signs and stories about race and ethnicity. These signs and stories form a system of meanings that structure how we see social identities and frame our actions. While film, music, television, news, art, the Internet, video games, and sports have been converging under the title of entertainment, they permeate the most intimate aspects of our everyday lives and our social institutions.
- Seminar Participation (Individual) 25%
- Seminar Leadership (Group) 15%
- Annotated Bibliography 10%
- Paper/Creative Project Proposal 20%
- Paper/Creative Project 30%
Course readings will be made available online via Canvas.
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