Summer 2011 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Reese, Venus
Discipline and Number
HUAS 6312 Section 05A
MW Time 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Title
Gender and Media

Description of Course:

This course is an examination and exploration of gender as culture as it is constructed in films, magazines, music videos and music. The student will read theory, view movies, view music videos, analyze music, participate in classroom discussions and in-class activities, write briefs on the theoretical readings, and present a creative final.

Using visual discourse and theory, the students will creatively demonstrate comprehension and application of the theories covered. Creative responses include but are not limited to: visual art, creative writing, art and technology, music, movie shorts, video blogs, blogs, and performance. The student does not need to have a background in theory or the creative process to participate fully in this course.

Required Texts:

Benshoff, Harry M. and Sean Griffin. America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality at the Movies Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:


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