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SISU-360 Topics in Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics including race and international relations, cultural diplomacy, and international education. Grading: A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-260.

SISU-360 003
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Migration and Cultural Politics
The movement of people across national boundaries has become a noteworthy feature of our global social and political landscape in the contemporary period. This course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of migration, offering insights into pertinent theoretical debates and establishing a conceptual grounding that allows students to critically and analytically engage with questions of transnational migration. Building on this understanding, students consider how core issues such as globalization, development, nation-building, migration policymaking, and human rights inform the realities of global and local cultural politics in the context of transnational migration.
SISU-360 001
Term: FALL 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
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SISU-360 003
Term: FALL 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
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SISU-360 004
Term: FALL 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
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SISU-360 005
Term: FALL 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
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SISU-360 004
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Visuality in Africa
The image holds a special place in the social imaginary, and has a long and polemical history of illuminating the Dark Continent to the external gaze. This course examines theoretical and methodological approaches to visual analysis and its application in Africa. The course emphasizes how the visual makes sense of the social world, and its use in domination and self-expression. While examining the politics of representation as a general framing device, the course focuses on representations of Africa/(ns) and by Africans. This includes colonial and missionary imagery, advertising aimed at Africans and which has used African imagery to sell its products, Hollywood depictions, Black nationalist propaganda, Rastafari and pan-African imagery, famine porn, various expressions of African self-portraiture in pre-colonial through neoliberal times, and the visual in the ethnographic imagination, in photography and ethnographic film.
SISU-360 002
Term: FALL 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
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