JS507 Critical Theory in Media and Cultural Studies

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Critical Theory in Media and Cultural Studies
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This course will help build the theoretical foundation for graduate students and prepare them for future courses in graduate studies. The course will cover various critical theories, ranging from Marxism, psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality, racism, postcolonialism to postmodernism. Critical theory contextualizes, examines, and theorizes culture as it influences and shapes our everyday lives and social structures. Graduate tudents will learn about the various approaches on how to analyze culture based on the canonical works of critical cultural study theorists and learn how to apply their critical theories to contemporary visual media examples.
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M.A. in Japanese Studies
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