NCOM

3166

Race, Ethnicity, and Class in Media

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Race, Ethnicity,Class in Media

Fall 2019

Taught By: Michelle Materre

Section: A

CRN: 2794

Credits: 3

The course will provide an in-depth analysis of- and reflection upon- media images from across the broad spectrum of the industry: Hollywood cinema, independent film and the news media and how they influence society's perception of race, class, and gender issues. The course will highlight the diverse nature of these images from the perspectives of: social and political significance, stylistic influences and historical placement within the cultural context. Both contemporary and classic works will be screened, beginning with an examination of the dominant images of people of color portrayed in mainstream media. Some of the questions we will investigate include: where do these images originate? What are the underlying assumptions behind these images? What social function might these portrayals serve? Is race a social or biological construct? What are the social implications which perpetuate and are reinforced by an underlying worldview? What has been the influence or lack thereof of media from within these ethnicities and cultures on the Hollywood and independent industries? This course counts towards the Ethnicity and Race Minor.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:40am 3/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 715

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019