ENGL 302 B: Critical Practice

Meeting Time: 
TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
DEM 124
SLN: 
14327
Instructor:
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Stephanie Clare

Syllabus Description:

 

Become your own cultural critic! Study Beyoncé, Girls, and selfies. This course provides students with tools or theories to analyze racialized representations of gender and sexuality in popular, contemporary American culture. We watch music videos and consider Facebook; we analyze marketing and interpret photography. We study how popular culture produces racialized masculinities and femininities, and we ponder the pleasures and perils of those productions. Students draw on theoretical texts in feminist theory and critical race studies to analyze culture. They draft, in addition to several short writing assignments, two essays. They work collaboratively to revise their writing, and they participate in many in-class writing exercises.

Catalog Description: 
Intensive study of, and exercise in, applying important or influential interpretive practices for studying language, literature, and culture, along with consideration of their powers/limits. Focuses on developing critical writing abilities. Topics vary and may include critical and interpretive practice from scripture and myth to more contemporary approaches, including newer interdisciplinary practices. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 in ENGL 202.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Writing (W)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 10:40pm