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Spring 2024 Seminar

Media Images & The Law: Contesting Media in the Modern Era

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This seminar examines mass media depictions and imaging in our increasingly-tumultuous modern era. It situates this loaded imaging process within an appropriate social and historical context while considering how the quest to maintain a normalized national identity competes with evolving notions of race, culture and gender. Such imaging – commonly a dual process involving contestation between a group’s projected image and one being projected upon them – will be discussed through literature, journalism and visual media. It further considers such relevant and compelling issues as immigration, citizenship, diversity, propaganda and the ultimate role of journalism/news media.

Note: This course is not available for cross-registration.