Dec 01, 2023  
2020-2021 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

BLS 364 - Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity in the Media

Credits 3
An interdisciplinary exploration of how mainstream media in the U.S.-primarily “Hollywood” movies-have helped shape our understanding of who is (and, equally importantly, who is NOT) part of the “American” nation. Drawing upon anthropology, media studies, critical race studies and feminist theory, we will look at how cinematic representations of various ethnic and racial groups - blacks, “Indians”, Asians, Jews, and most recently, Arabs and Muslims - both reflected and helped shape popular views and attitudes towards those groups. We will pay close attention to the intertwining of race, gender, class and sexuality. This is a blended class as on-line discussions will supplement classroom screenings and discussion. Cross-listed with SOA 364, WGS 366