COMM 404 - Special Topics in Mass Media and Mass Communication
Section: 003 Masculinity and the Media
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
5
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 101 strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

When discussing media representations, we frequently focus on the representation of groups who have historically been excluded from cultural and social power, such as women and minorities. In contrast, this course will focus on representations of masculinity and maleness as a means for breaking down these constructs. Our culture contains not one single masculinity, but rather multiple masculinities, which are differently valued and represented both in media and in reality. Through analysis of media directed at men, such as Westerns, action movies, and first-person shooting video games, as well as representations of men in media that don’t target them, such as romantic comedies, this class will explore how media and masculinities interact and mutually constitute each other. We will also address masculinity as an intersectional concept, paying attention to the varying forms of masculinity available across race, sexuality, and other identity markers.

COMM 404 - Special Topics in Mass Media and Mass Communication
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
16930
Closed
0
4Jr or Sr
-
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Section reserved for declared Communication Studies majors until 4/10/2017.
002 (LEC)
P
23548
Closed
0
4Jr or Sr
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Section reserved for declared Communication Studies majors until 4/10/2017.
003 (LEC)
P
27367
Open
2
3Jr or Sr
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section reserved for declared Communication Studies majors until 4/10/2017.
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