AMST 346 Spring 2015 Latinas/os and the Media: From Production to Consumption (D) (W)

Cross Listed as LATS346
As Latina/o Studies and Media Studies scholars have long noted, the media plays a key role in the construction of (trans)national identities. As such, this interdisciplinary course will focus on the areas of advertising, print media, radio, internet, television, media policy and audience studies in an attempt to answer the following: How do Latinas/os construct identity (and have their identities constructed for them) through the media? How are Latina/o community practices shaped by the media, and vice versa? What research methodologies best capture the complex relationship between consumer, producer, and media text? How are Latina/o stereotypes constructed and circulated in mass media? Where do issues of consumer agency come into play? How might media provide a means for affecting social change at both the local and global levels? In what ways do popular media impact our understanding of ethno-racial identities, gender, sexuality, class and nation? Readings include works by scholars such as Arlene Dávila, Juan González, Stuart Hall, Henry Jenkins, América Rodríguez, Joseph Torres, and Angharad Valdivia, among others.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation to be based on student participation, one 2- to 3-page close reading exercise, and an original 12- to 15 page research paper conducted in stages
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: LATS 105 or permission of the instructor; no first-year students are permitted to take this course
Enrollment Preference: Latina/o Studies concentrators or American Studies majors by seniority
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity, Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives,AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora,LATS Core Electives
Enrollment Limit: 12
Expected Enrollment: 12
Class Number: 3400
AMST 346 - 01 (S) SEM Latinas/os and the Media (D) (W) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity InitiativeWriting Intensive Maria Elena Cepeda
MR 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Paresky 112 3400
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