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COMM 4472 Race, Law, and Media (Spring/Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This writing intensive course focuses on the relationship between race, law, and media. We will read seminal texts in critical race theory and cultural studies in order to theorize how concepts such as race, criminality, deviance, property, and originality are articulated in legal contexts, often in ways which make whiteness appear to be natural and right. Then, by way of case studies such as the Scottsboro Boys, the Central Park Five, Korematsu versus United States, Prosecutor versus Charles Taylor, and State versus Zimmerman, we will explore how the media represents race and law.


Instructor(s): Anjali Vats

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: AADS4472

Comments: Satisfies one of two writing intensive courses required within the Communication major


Last Updated: 12-May-16