COMM 305 - Survey of Media Topics
Section: 001 Gender and Pop Culture
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
4
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 101 and COMM 102 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 introduces the study of gender in contemporary U.S. popular culture. The aim is to provide you with tools to critically assess how creative industries (e.g., media, fashion, advertising) construct and otherwise engage with ideas about gender and its intersections with sexuality, race, class, and disability. We apply concepts and theories to wide-ranging topics—pop-music divas, “bromance” films, celebrity brands, Instagram blogging, and beyond—with the goal of understanding representations in relation to their surrounding fan activities and the industrial practices that produce them. Graded requirements include collaborative digital projects, quizzes, participation, and a paper that allows you to explore a topic of personal interest.

COMM 305 - Survey of Media Topics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
30451
Open
3
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
30485
Closed
0
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
30486
Open
1
 
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
30487
Open
2
 
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Tu 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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