Race, Gender and Film

Summer 2024 > Humanities & Social Sciences > SOCI.3440 > 045

Course No: SOCI.3440-045; SIS Class Nbr: 2986; SIS Term: 3340
Course Status: Open

Course Description

In this course, we will critically and sociologically analyze racial and gender patterns in American films. We will analyze how each film is shot with regard to racial messages using film studies terminology (for example, cinematography). We will also highlight which films are recognized with prestigious awards, and what this suggests about American society. In addition, we will discuss the role of power in the film industry and how directors, producers and screenwriters shape the public imagination of the American society and the world through widely disseminated media portrayals. We will also critically evaluate seemingly race-neutral, animation films, such as children's films, where characters appear in animal form.

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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • 2024 Summer: May 13 to Jun 26
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1155 | Pay as little as $ 587.50/mo for this course.
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