WGS 258 - Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Studies
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Black Women in Popular Culture
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)
Department: LSA Women's and Gender Studies
See additional student enrollment and course instructor information to guide you in your decision making.

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ID
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

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? 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. And we will consider the impact and meaning of Black women such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Janelle Monaé, Michelle Obama, and Janet Mock.

Schedule

WGS 258 - Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
34557
Closed
0
 
1
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Textbooks/Other Materials

The partner U-M / Barnes & Noble Education textbook website is the official way for U-M students to view their upcoming textbook or course material needs, whether they choose to buy from Barnes & Noble Education or not. Students also can view a customized list of their specific textbook needs by clicking a "View/Buy Textbooks" link in their course schedule in Wolverine Access.

Click the button below to view and buy textbooks for WGS 258.001

View/Buy Textbooks

Syllabi

Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for WGS 258 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi

CourseProfile (Atlas)

The Atlas system, developed by the Center for Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (Atlas)