American Studies

Mercedes Lynn De Uriarte


Affiliate FacultyPh.D. in American Studies, Yale

Associate Professor
Mercedes Lynn De Uriarte

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US press crisis coverage of Latin American events, latinos in media and culture, coparative crisis coverage, Central America, Latin American journalism

Courses


AMS 391 • Social Justice And The Media

30690 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm CMA A3.128
(also listed as WGS 393)

NOTE: This interdisciplinary course counts as credit for the LBJ School Philanthropy, Volunteerism and Non-Profit certification program.

Course examines major contemporary social justice issues within historical context examining national and international connections and press treatment of the same. Topics cover racism, sexism, economics, education, health, immigration, imperialism, (US-Latin America in the 1980s, Iraq today) labor and youth issues. Materials include texts and documentaries.

A segment of the course includes an overview of the role of non-profits in the search for social justice. An applied theory experience puts students in a non-profit community organization of choice for 20 hours as participant observers/service learners. Materials are provided to enhance this experience. A brief narrative report of this activity is required before semester end. Students will also assist in organizing a round table discussion between journalists and community non-profits before semester end.

AMS 391 • Alternative Media

29895 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm CMA A4.308
(also listed as LAS 381, J 395, J 349T)

Graduate standing required. Permission from instructor required.

AMS 391 • Alternative Media

30035 • Fall 2009
Meets MW 1230pm-200pm CMA A4.316
(also listed as LAS 381, WGS 393, J 395, J 349T)

Graduate standing required. Permission from instructor required.

AMS 391 • Alternative Media

29430 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm CMA A4.308
(also listed as LAS 381, J 395, J 349T)

Graduate standing required. Permission from instructor required.

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