Students are passionate about social issues in their communities. But how can they get the word out and effect change? In this course, students will learn the tactics of persuasive communications necessary to advocate for causes they believe in.
In "New Orleans Music and Gender," we will use gender as a lens through which to understand a variety of genres including bounce, brass band, funk, and R&B. How do musicians use music to contest and enforce ideas about gender?
How have television, film, and new media technologies shaped public opinion and policy around reproductive issues? What are the new implications of media portrayals and technologies in the post-Roe world?
What do zines, blogs, pussy hats, yarn bombs, and protest signs have in common, and how are they feminist? D.I.Y.