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COMM 2194 Reading Race at the Millennium (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Hipster racism, hashtag activism, and Columbusing are just some of the new ideas used to talk about race in this post-Millennial moment. This course will explore the new vocabulary of race emerging in this purportedly post-racial moment through study of cases drawn from popular culture, politics, and increasingly important digital spaces. We will focus on reading and writing about race in this moment through case studies such as Wes Anderson's films, Black Twitter, racially appropriative Halloween costumes, Asian food trucks, and the Obama presidency in order to understand how race, racialization, and racism continue to evolve.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Anjali Vats

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: AADS2194

Comments: COMM2194/AADS2194 satisfies one of the three elective courses required within the Communication major.


Last Updated: 01-May-17