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Black Representation in American Film (AASD 211)

Credit Course

3 credits

$122 per credit

in-county, fees apply

Presents an overview of the African American tradition in Hollywood films. There is an analysis of the relationship between American film creation and members of the Black community as an expression of an evolving consciousness of race and ethnicity in America. The course examines the role of African Americans in the film industry both as creators and consumers of cinema. Students will view and analyze landmark full-length feature films chronologically starting in 1915 as a means of studying conventional race relations and stereotypes during the time period in which the film was produced. Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite(s): HIST 116 or AASD 101 with a minimum grade of "C".