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The 21st Century ushered in new and exciting ways for people to communicate digitally. With the creation of social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more recently TikTok, connecting with the world is literally one click, or selfie away. Though much of the attention around social media is focused on people with race and educational privilege, people of color have created their own spaces to curate, articulate, and produce culture. Through the methods of rhetorical criticism, critical discourse analysis, cultural criticism and ethnography, we will investigate the ways Africana cultures, specifically in the United States, utilize social media to shape community and influence popular culture. This course will give students hands-on experience analyzing various texts, and a deeper understanding of rhetorical methodologies.
Format: seminar; Remote
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
class participation, response papers, and a final research project
sophomores, juniors, seniors
AFR Core Electives
AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
FMST Core Courses