Apr 12, 2024  
Course Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Course Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FNMS 257 - Race and Racism in United States Cinema


U.S. cinema has always struggled with both race and racism. This course examines the long, complex history of representations (and erasures) of racial difference in U.S. film. Although most mainstream films and public discussions frame race as a black-and-white issue, this course understands racial formations in the U.S. to be more multiple. We will watch films from a wide historical range that speak to and problematize the experiences of Chicanos, African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans and Anglo Americans (yes, white is a race, too) in the U.S. Required weekly film viewing.

Credits 1



Area
Humanities

Connection
20034, 20094

Division
Arts and Humanities

Compass Attributes
Humanities