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Facing America

Term
Course Number
CIMS 293 601
Course Code
CIMS293601
Course Key
66946
Day(s)
Wednesday
Time
5:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor
SCHMENNER, WILLIAM
Course Note
Satisfies Cultural Diversity in the U.S. requirement.
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (Class of 12 and after)
Course Description
This course explores the visual history of race in the United States as both self-fashioning and cultural mythology by examining the ways that conceptions of Native American, Latino, and Asian identity, alongside ideas of Blackness and Whiteness, have combined to create the various cultural ideologies of class, gender, and sexuality that remain evident in historical visual and material culture. We also investigate the ways that these creations have subsequently helped to launch new visual entertainments, including museum spectacles, blackface minstrelsy, and early film, from the colonial period through the 1940s.
Crosslist Primary
Crosslistings
AFRC294601
ARTH674601
ASAM294601
CIMS293601
LALS274601
Subject Area Vocab