AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Fall 2021, Section 008 - Race, Religion, and Representation
Instruction Mode: Section 008 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
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:

Description

#RepresentationMatters has become a popular hashtag and saying but why? What is the impact of what we see in the media on how we view others and ourselves? This course explores that question by looking at two stigmatized groups, Black Americans and American Muslims, and how they are represented in US popular culture. We will examine and compare stereotypical representations of these groups on TV and in film and the roles these stereotypes play in shaping what the American public “knows” about Black people and about Muslims. In this course, students are introduced to important concepts of popular culture and the skills to interpret music, film, and television so they learn to look critically at the relationship between race, religion, and popular culture. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify and analyze popular culture’s explicit and implicit uses of race and religion, have a solid knowledge of theories on media and representation and be capable of making their own cultural critique.

Course Requirements:

The course requires regular and active participation in class discussions, sections and timely completion of assignments. Students will write three short reading response papers (2-3 pages) and one longer critical review (5-7 pages). They will also lead one class discussion and create a media mashup that will be viewed during a course screening at the end of the semester. There is no mid-term or final exam.

Schedule

AAS 104 - First Year Humanities Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
30273
Open
2
4Y1
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
30276
Open
2
2Y1
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
20562
Closed
0
 
2Y1
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
007 (SEM)
 In Person
28232
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
008 (SEM)
  Hybrid
36815
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
39403
Open
1
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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