COMM 458 - Special Topics in Media Systems
Section: 006 Media and Identity in Global Context
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 351 or 371 strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course focuses on transnational media flows in order to explore changing dynamics of race-relations and ethnic identities in an era of increasing global connectivity. Taking a historical approach, and drawing from various scholarly traditions, we will examine how the production, circulation, and consumption of media serve as key sites for negotiating race relations and shaping constructions of socio-cultural and political identities. Exploring flows of film, television, and new media within and between North America, U.K., South Asia, the Caribbean and other contexts, we will tackle a number of themes and issues including: patterns of migration, representations of identity and difference, “ethnic” cultural production, diasporic youth cultures, gendered dimensions of race-relations, relationship between class and race, and state policies. Students will also have an opportunity to conduct independent research on these topics as a final project for the course.

COMM 458 - Special Topics in Media Systems
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
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11639
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2Comm St Major
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 458.002
002 (LEC)
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19301
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0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.001
003 (LEC)
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20208
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0
1Comm St Major
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 458.004
004 (LEC)
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20209
Open
0
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.003
005 (LEC)
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21647
Closed
0
1Comm St Major
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 458.006
006 (LEC)
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22133
Open
0
 
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.005
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