ENGLISH 140 - First-Year Seminar on English Language and Literature
Winter 2018, Section 004 - Who Tells Your Story? Media, Race, Gender, and Power in 2018
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

In this class, we’ll consider how all kinds of media—mainstream and indie, journalistic and fictional, traditional and experimental—determine what kind of stories get told. We’ll explore tweet-storms, blogs, long-form narrative pieces, investigative reporting, infographics, video games, and even poetry. With each work, we’ll ask how marginalized creators break through the mainstream in order to get their voices heard in today’s United States. This class will include historical and theoretical material, but will also respond to contemporary events; come prepared to engage in respectful real-talk about oppression, power, and politics through the lens of feminist and anti-racist media studies. Throughout the course, field trips and guest speakers will add a real-world dimension to our inquiry.

Assessments will include daily writing, occasional quizzes, and student-created media projects.

This class will center work by people of color, queer and trans people, and people with disabilities. People of all identities are welcome.

Schedule

ENGLISH 140 - First-Year Seminar on English Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
16330
Closed
0
3Y1
-
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
25485
Open
7
7Y1
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
31853
Open
2
2Y1
-
MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM

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