POL 292 - Topics in Politics and Film
Prerequisites: Vary by offering. Open to non-majors and majors of all class years. This course examines how film and television present political issues and themes. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.
Spring 2019, POL 292-02: Politics and Film: The Politics of Race and Gender in Mad Men (4). Prerequisite: Instructor consent. This class uses episodes of the Emmy Award-winning television series Mad Men -- famous for its depiction of shifting understandings of gender and race relations in the United States in the 1960s -- as a basis for exploring the culture of race and gender shared/challenged by the show's 21st century audience. Supplementary reading and films will offer a framework for critique. Students create their own short screenplays to further explore how entertainment can work as social criticism. (SS2) LeBlanc.
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