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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Fall 2008


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40970 MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
CMA A5.136

Course Description

Course fulfills a writing component and cultural component requirement. Students will write four 1,000 word essays on material assigned and discussed in class. Students must maintain e-mail access. Course is structured around documentaries, film and reading material.


Introduction Writing requirements and guidelines Reading: On Writing Well, Part I and II; Elements of Style Social Responsibility of Media (Handouts) Reading: Report by Commission on Freedom of the Press Reading: Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders Reading: Universal Declaration of Human Rights Reading: Muted Voices: Fear and Frustration in Newsroom Reading: Women Journalists of Color: Present Without Power Reading: "Falling Through the Media Grid" Film: The Black Press Historical Context: Black Experience Reading: Within the Veil by Pamela Newkirk Reading: Black Looks by belle hooks (selections) Film: Color Adjustment Historical Context: Mexican American Experience Reading: Latin Looks by Clara Rodriguez (selections) Film: Salt of the Earth Film: Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary School Film: Lone Star Asian American Experience Reading: Orientals: Asian-Americans in Popular Culture by G. Lee (selections) Film: Snow Falling on Cedars Film: Double Happiness American Indian Experience Reading: Killing the White Man's Indian by Fergus Bordewich Films: Smoke Signals


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