Mar 31, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AAS 159 - Asian American Media Representation and Popular Culture

3 unit(s)
Considers how popular culture provides us with the scripts to practice femininities, masculinities, and sexualities, and how these practices are infused with race and class. Examines how we exchange knowledge about race and gender through popular culture. Includes a historical survey of Asian American popular representation, beginning with ideas of orientalism and colonialism and concluding with the current digital age. Reviews how changing political, social, and cultural discourses have affected Asian American participation in media production, and how these forces have shaped media representations of Asians. Discusses the influence of form, content, funding, and circumstances of production on how these films, videos, and digital media works came to be.

Satisfies F: Ethnic Studies.

Grading: Letter Graded

Note(s): While this course is open to all undergraduate students including freshmen, this is an upper division course best suited for sophomore, junior or senior level students. 

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