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AADS 3275 Race and Popular Culture after 9/11 (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Using television, film, literature, performance, and popular media, this class considers how ideas about race and racialized groups are shifting in relation to fears about terrorism, security, and the "War on Terror". Special attention will be paid to how African Americans are being repositioned within popular culture in relation to other non-white populations including Arabs, Arab Americans, Mexicans and Latinos. Students will develop a critical vocabulary for talking about popular culture and will be expected to do a final research project that looks at a pop culture artifact in relation to the issues raised by the course.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Cynthia Young

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13