COMM 331 - Whiteness and the Media
Winter 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Enforced Prerequisites:
No credit in COMM 306 with the topic "Whiteness and the Media".
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 101, a previous humanities course, or sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
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Description

This class explores Whiteness as a cultural and media phenomenon, as well as an emerging academic discipline. In the course, students examine and grow to understand: the media's construction of race--and of Whiteness as a powerful aspect of that construction; Whiteness as rhetoric, property, and privilege; the construction and representation of "liminal" Whites (those on the borders of racial and socioeconomic identities); and such phenomena as passing, appropriation, fragility and guilt. Whiteness in mass media and politics are emphasized.

Schedule

COMM 331 - Whiteness and the Media
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
34296
Open
1
 
31
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
002 (DIS)
 In Person
34408
Closed
0
 
12
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
003 (DIS)
 In Person
34331
Closed
0
 
8
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
004 (DIS)
 In Person
34409
Closed
0
 
11
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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