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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?
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
student participation, one 2- to 3-page close reading exercise, and an original 10- to 12 page research paper conducted in stages
LATS 105 or permission of the instructor; no first-year students are permitted to take this course
Latina/o Studies concentrators or American Studies majors by seniority
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit: