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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 095 Visualizing Immigration

How is the figure of the immigrant portrayed and construed in the media? How do visual representations of immigration reinforce, disrupt, unravel, or dispel stereotypes of minorities? In this course we will explore the reciprocal relations between visual images (film, political cartoons, photography, and news footage) and perceptions about immigration, and we will analyze the role and the power of the media in defining the "other."