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Course Catalog 2013-2014 
Course Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 Credits
Attribute: CD, 4SS

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: 15
Instructor: A. Ofori-Mensa
Cross List Information This course is cross-listed with AAST 240

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