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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Spring 2005

WGS 340 • MASS MEDIA AND MINORITIES-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46150 MWF
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
CMA A3.124
DE URIARTE

Course Description

Description Writing component course provides historical and sociological overview of media constructions of racial and ethnic minority groups, gender, class, issues and leaders. To fulfill the writing component requirement, a 3-page film critique of assigned film, a 5-page mid-term paper and a 10-page final research paper are required. All papers must include reference to course material by citing appropriate sources and quoting from reading assignments. Course material should provide at least 2/3 of the material drawn upon for all written assignments. Final paper must also similarly reference one additional book of choice read on a related topic. Film critique may not simply describe film; it must analyze the meaning or subtext of the film. Both a rough draft and polished version of first two papers should be handed in showing edits and corrections made using On Writing Well and Elements of Style as guides. Grading System Class participation: 20% Critique 15% Mid-term 25% Research final 40% Participation is measured by contributions to class discussions, timely completion of work. Please note: you are responsible for coming to class prepared to discuss the material assigned for that day. Textbooks To be announced.

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