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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COMM 465 - Identity and Difference in Media

Units: 4
Examines the construction and deployment of identity in and through electronic media. Takes up theories of difference, such as intersectionality, disidentification, and homonormativity. Emphasizes marginality, border-crossings, transgression, and critical examinations of oppression and resistance.

Prerequisites: Department consent.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Read and analyze media texts to assess difference on the basis of race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, and other social categories;
  2. Use theory to evaluate the connections between media representation and issues of power and privilege, including the influence of media industries’ economic imperatives and working norms on representation;
  3. Formulate and justify theory-based arguments about the relationships between identity construction and media production.

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