WGS 323: Women, Film, & Popular Culture

General Education requirement: Cult & Artistic Lit/Info Tech

The representation of women in positions of power in film and popular culture. A special emphasis is given to films that address issues of race and class. In addition, the course examines film criticism and theory that circulates around the issues of female heroines and victims in film. The course will focus on social context and meaning as critical approaches. The goal of the course is to provide students with an analytical framework that permits them to develop a more profound and independent understanding of the subject. Cross-listed as WMS 323

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