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Fall 2013 - Springfield
Oct 10, 2015
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WGS 365 - ECCE: Black Women in Film History
This course examines representations of women of African descent in motion pictures from a historical perspective. By viewing Hollywood films from the 1950s through the beginning of the new millennium, students gain a broader context for understanding and appreciation today’s films and stars. In addition to briefly examining independently produced films from the African continent and the Caribbean, students will critically discuss such issues as characterization and stereotypes, genre and the use of the musical; the construction of race, gender and sexuality in film and television; and the construction of Hollywood stardom and celebrity. Course Information: Same as AAS 335. This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the area of U.S. Communities.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergrad - Springfield
Schedule Types: Lecture-Discussion, Online

Women and Gender Studies Department

Course Attributes:
UIS: U.S. Communities (ECCE)

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