• African American Studies 144 Introduction to Cultural Studies: Black Visual Culture

    Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Reading and composition requirement. This course examines theories of culture and contemporary issues in popular culture. The course focuses on the instrumentality of culture as a vehicle of domination and resistance. The goal of the course is to provide the student with a critical vocabulary for cultural analysis. Key issues to be examined are ideology, hegemony, articulation, race and gender formation. Students must have a willingness to engage new and difficult ideas.