COMM 478 - Special Topics in Media and Culture
Section: 201 Sexuality and the Media
Term: SU 2010
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 351 or 371 strongly recommended.
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The goal of this course is to critically evaluate cultural representations of sexualities that have circulated in American mass media since the mid-twentieth century. It also aims to understand the relationship of these mediated images to political debates and contemporary attitudes about sexuality. Drawing from a broad range of academic literature that includes communication, queer, and feminist theories, we will focus our analysis on a variety of commercial media texts, including entertainment, news, and advertising content. Although sexual identity is the primary construction examined, its intersections with gender, class, race, and ethnicity are of specific interest to our studies.

COMM 478 - Special Topics in Media and Culture
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201 (LEC)
MTuTh 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Comm concentrators. Meets with Womens Studies 434.201
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Coursepack Location:
Accu Copy, 518 E. William St.
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