WOMENSTD 211 - Gender and Popular Culture
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Cost:
50-100
Other Course Info:
(Gender, Culture, and Representation).
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

“Popular culture” is a complex social system and this course concentrates on its visual manifestations in various media. We focus on women as signs or emblems, as producers, and as consumers, of “popular culture”, but attention is also given to the representation of masculinity and of race/ethnicity. Mainstream and marginal, appropriated and subverting, reflective and formative, “popular culture” is both a multivalent signifying system and a powerful industry. After a brief thematic introduction to gender, and to analysis, we focus on contemporary American culture, examining such examples as advertising and consumption; Barbie dolls; parental roles in film and advertising; romance in fiction and films like the classics, Pretty Woman and Titanic; and the male “buddy” system in action movies alongside the female friend in other films. IV. 4

WOMENSTD 211 - Gender and Popular Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
23483
Open
6
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
23484
Closed
0
3WOMENSTD Major
-
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
23485
Closed
0
3WOMENSTD Major
-
W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
23486
Closed
0
4WOMENSTD Major
-
W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
24120
Closed
0
3WOMENSTD Major
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
24121
Closed
0
4WOMENSTD Major
-
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
24891
Closed
0
3WOMENSTD Major
-
Th 6:00PM - 7:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
30526
Open
1
 
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
009 (DIS)
P
30527
Closed
0
 
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
010 (DIS)
P
31276
Closed
0
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for WOMENSTD 211 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Digital Innovation Greenhouse, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)