COMM 490 - Capstone Seminars in Media Topics
Fall 2022, Section 002 - Appropriation and Authenticity
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Credit Exclusions:
No more than three credits can be elected from COMM 450-490.
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Declared Communication Studies Seniors ONLY.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 251, COMM 261, COMM 271 or COMM 281 strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

"Appropriation" is a term that is often thrown around to present the idea that someone--usually from a privileged group--has "stolen" some means of performance or culture from another, usually marginalized, group. The aim of this course is to provide a Critical understanding of what appropriation and authenticity are (if anything), and to analyze their impact on everything from race to fame to consumerism. We will read and discuss theories arguing that everyone unavoidably appropriates, that appropriation is theft, that appropriation is a vital part of counter-culture, that appropriation changes conceptions of race and gender, and more. Students will choose their own "text" to guide individualized research over the duration of the semester, deconstructing the puzzle the text offers and making arguments about what they are doing vis-a-vis appropriation--and why it matters--through a variety of different lenses.

Required Text: Not rquired

Intended Audience:

The capstone seminar is intended for Comm and Media majors in their final year of study.

Schedule

COMM 490 - Capstone Seminars in Media Topics
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
21741
Closed
0
1COMM Sr
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: This is a Capstone course reserved for declared Communication and Media senior majors.
002 (SEM)
 In Person
23300
Closed
0
2COMM Sr
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: This is a Capstone course reserved for declared Communication and Media senior majors.

NQ5450 is located in the Academic Wing of NQ building on the 5th floor.

003 (SEM)
 In Person
30064
Open
1
1COMM Sr
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: This is a Capstone course reserved for declared Communication and Media senior majors.

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