ENGL 302 B: Critical Practice

Meeting Time: 
TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
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Stephanie Clare

Syllabus Description:

Feminist Cultural Studies

This synchronous course has students practice analyzing racialized representations of gender and sexuality in popular, contemporary American culture. We watch music videos and consider social media; we analyze marketing and interpret film. 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, trans studies, and critical race studies to analyze culture. Readings are collected in a course pack. Students draft, in addition to several short writing assignments, two essays. They work collaboratively to revise their writing, and they participate in group discussion.

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)
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January 14, 2021 - 5:40am