AMCULT 205 - American Cultures
Section: 007 Sex and Sexuality in Popular Culture Since 1880
Term: FA 2007
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

We will explore how changing ideas about sex, sexuality, and gender appeared in certain types of twentieth-century popular culture. As a group, we will learn to interpret media, such as movies or television, as historical texts that provide insight into past notions about sex in the United States. To this end, we will start with the assumption that media functions as mechanisms of socialization and as a venue for expressing popular concerns or beliefs about gender roles, same-sex desire, race and so forth. We will uncover how the media represented historical issues such as courtship among heterosexuals, pornography, gay liberation, and birth control. At the same time, we will seek to uncover the voices of groups that the mainstream media have often omitted (or actively sought to silence) in discussions about sex. To that end, much of our course reading will draw from academics engaged in an assortment of overlapping fields. Students will be introduced to scholarship in race and ethnic studies, queer studies, feminist studies, and so forth.

AMCULT 205 - American Cultures
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
28331
Open
9
8Fr or So
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (REC)
P
28090
Open
4
4Fr or So
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (LEC)
 
28091
Open
13
 
-
TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in lecture 003 when they elect a discussion section (sections 004-006).
004 (DIS)
P
28092
Open
7
7Fr or So
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
28093
Open
3
2Fr or So
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
28094
Open
3
4Fr or So
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (LEC)
P
30930
Open
13
 
-
M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Students will automatically be enrolled in lab 008 when they elect lecture 007. Meets with HISTORY 230.008.
008 (LAB)
 
30931
Open
13
 
-
W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Laboratory section 008 is for film screenings. Meets with HISTORY 230.009.
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