AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Section: 006 Black Women in Popular Culture
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Waitlist Notes:
Instructor
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a major.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Popular culture is an important site for creating, challenging, and transmitting meanings about race, gender and sexuality. What can we learn about race and gender using the lens of popular culture? Conversely, what can critical race and feminist theories reveal about the meanings made in popular culture media? In this course, we will examine how Black women construct and are constructed by popular culture in the U.S. by building a set of critical tools that can help us navigate this rich terrain. We will explore topics such as representations of Black femininity, Black sexuality and representation, stereotypes, and subversive media, over a wide range of popular culture artifacts. Throughout the course, we will trouble the term “popular,” and think deeply about questions of power. (And yes, we might talk about Beyoncé). Check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGRzz0oqgUE

Class Format:

Lecture with discussion

AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
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