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Featured Course: Social Problems in American Society

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SOCY 201 - Social Problems in America

“San Francisco 49ers National Anthem Knee” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Keith Allison “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” – Colin Kaepernick   Since the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback first refused to stand for the national anthem, dozens of current NFL players (as well as […]

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Featured Course: Politics & Film

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Politics and Film

  Politics has been defined as the authoritative allocation of values within a society. Because of this emphasis on social values, politics and popular culture frequently intersect, which means going to the movies is often a form of political engagement. Film, like politics, is most effective when it is persuasive. Sometimes, movies seek to challenge our preconceptions and assumptions, while […]

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Featured Course: Gender & Sitcoms

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  Do you enjoy watching sitcoms? Curious to see how sitcoms can influence the perception of genders and stereotypes? Study the relationship between changing gender roles and the leading ladies of television situation comedy between the 1950s and today with GWST 323 – Gender & Sitcoms. Watch 30 Rock for homework, paired with a text about the show’s discourses of feminism […]

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