Civic Communication and Media
CCM 344 Asian Americans and the Media (4)
CCM 344 approaches Asian Americans and their relationship to the media in a historical and contemporary context. It focuses on the role that mass- and independent media play in domestic and transnational cultural exchange and appropriation, Asian/Asian-American representation, Orientalism, race and sexuality, and political activism. The course will review traditional media outlets such as film, theatre, and television; new media outlets such as YouTube and blogs; and sites for alternative cultural production and expression such as stand-up comedy halls and comics. Analysis will be grounded in theories and methodologies of Rhetoric, Communication Studies, Media Studies, and Asian American Studies and will enrich student understanding of the history of Asian Americans, their historical imaging and imagination of Asian Americans, and Asian American class, sexuality, and culture more generally.
- General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities; PDE
- Offering: Annually
- Instructor: Pham