• Fall 2013 : African American Studies 144 Introduction to Cultural Studies: Black Visual Culture

    • W 2-5P
    • RAIFORD, L
    • 425 Doe Library
    • 4

    (4) Three hours of lecture per week. Pre-requisites: 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.