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Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 
Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

SOC 4380 - Violence & Media

The course takes a theoretical approach to interpreting images of violence in photography, film and written text, following the work of theorists such as Roland Barthes, Mieke Bal, Teresa de Lauretis, Geoffrey Batchen. The course raises questions about differences between representing violence as documentary, testimony, or entertainment, the ethics of representing violence, and cultural patterns for viewing violent images in contemporary society. Prerequisite: 6 credits of Sociology or Permission of Instructor

Credits: 3