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Spring 2025 Seminar

Law & Media: Contesting Images

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 law and 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 law, 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.