This course is designed to give students a theoretical, as well as practical, experience with issues of ethnicity, race, gender, class, and sexuality as they manifest in mediated artifacts of popular culture. The course is taught from a cultural studies perspective where students will gain skills in critical analysis and media literacy. Concepts of power, privilege, justice, representations, hegemony, consumption, and resistance will be woven throughout course readings, films, assignments, and online discussions.
This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Global and Cultural Awareness (Category 3E) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).
This course can be applied toward:
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Gender, Race, and Class in Media: A Critical Reader, 5th Ed.
G. Dines, J. Humez, B. Yousman, and L. Bindig Yousman (eds.)
Manuel Del Real
Dr. Manuel Del Real is the Assistant Director of Student Life at Front Range Community College. He is also an Adjunct Faculty in the Ethnic Studies Department at Colorado State University. He teaches a course on Ethnicity and the Media. His dissertation was an exploratory case study of five chapters of a Latino fraternity in the Midwest region of the U.S., using critical race theory to illustrate how they contribute to civic engagement. He is also working on a documentary film based on his dissertation.