Course

SST 232   Race and Visual Analysis

Professor

Aureliano DeSoto

CRN

15034

 

Schedule

Wed             10:00 - 12:30 pm   CAMPUS

Fr                10:00 - 12:20 pm   OLIN 205

Distribution

OLD: A / C

NEW: History / Rethinking Difference

Cross-listed: American Studies, Film, SRE

Film has been an enormously important phenomenon in determining how audiences see themselves and the world around them. This introductory course focuses on cinematic representations of race and scholarly analysis, with weekly screenings and readings focused around a single film. Films for the course include commercial mainstream productions as well as independent and alternative film and video The goals of the course are to give students the initial tools in reading and analyzing images: reading and describing film images, doing a sequence analysis, and the ability mix shot analysis and interpretation in a small, focused essay.