HLS 2612

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.