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CMS 397 B: Special Topics in Cinema and Media Studies

Summer Term: 
B-term
Meeting Time: 
TWThF 1:10pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
JHN 022
SLN: 
14490
Joint Sections: 
CHID 250 D, AES 498 C
Instructor: 
Jose Antonio Lucero

Syllabus Description:

The Wire has been widely heralded by critics as one of the best television programs ever made.  It has also gained much attention and praise from scholars across the humanities and social sciences for its critique of inequality, the war on drugs, and the politics of race, gender and sexuality.  This seminar suggests that the popularity of The Wire is related to the theoretical work that the program performs.  Yet, as all works of theory, The Wire also has limitations.  Viewing The Wire seriously and critically as a work of theory, this seminar explores what "theory" is and what its function can and should be in the world. 

 

 

Catalog Description: 
Varying topics relating to film in social contexts. Offered by resident or visiting faculty.
Department Requirements Met: 
Cinema & Media Studies Elective
GE Requirements Met: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Writing (W)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:12pm
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