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Course Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Course Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AAST 240 - How to Win a Beauty Pageant: Race, Gender, Culture, and U.S. National Identity


Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3SS, CD
This course examines US beauty pageants from the 1920s to the present. Our aim will be to analyze pageantry as a unique site for the interplay of race, gender, class, sexuality, and nation. We will learn about cultural studies methodology, including close reading, cultural history, critical discourse analysis, and ethnography, and use those methods to understand the changing identity of the US over time. This course includes a field visit to a pageant in Ohio.
Enrollment Limit: 13
Instructor: A. Ofori-Mensa
Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
Cross List Information This course is cross-listed with CAST 240


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