Major - Race, Murder, Media

GEND 3316  Race, Murder, Media


Any 18 credits completed.


GEND 3056 if taken in Winter 2016


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




Students examine representations of race, violence, and criminal justice in mainstream media and their connection to interlocking systems of race, gender, and economic inequality. Students explore the relation between representations of crime and public emotion: how media accounts of fictional violence may render us less able to see, or be moved by, the everyday violence of real life; and, how media portrayals of murder are mobilized by social justice activists to advocate for social change.

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