LATS 346
Latinas/os and the Media: From Production to Consumption Fall 2018 Division II; Writing-Intensive; Cross-listed as LATS346 / AMST346

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This interdisciplinary course focuses on the areas of Latina/o media production, policy, content, and consumption in an attempt to answer the following questions, among others: How do Latinas/os construct identity (and have their identities constructed for them) through the media? How can we best understand the complex relationship between consumer, producer, and media text? How are Latina/o stereotypes constructed and circulated in mass media? Where do issues of Latina/o consumer agency come into play? In what ways does popular media impact our understanding of ethno-racial identities, gender, sexuality, class, language, and nation?
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 1426
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation to be based on student participation, one 2- to 3-page close reading exercise, and an original 10- to 12 page research paper conducted in stages
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
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
Distributions: Division II; Writing-Intensive;
Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives; AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora; FMST Core Courses; FMST Related Courses; LATS Core Electives;

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