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142. Race and Hollywood (3)

Prerequisite: One GE Foundation Course and ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1)
Examines the role of Hollywood in shaping understandings of race in the 20th and 21st centuries. Provides an interdisciplinary look at how film influenced and shapes American racial discourse, and how race shaped the development of the medium of film in both form and content.
Both grading options.

152. Surfing and American Culture (3)

Prerequisites: One GE Foundation course and ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1)
Examines a popular recreational activity, industry, and lifestyle associated with Southern California. Traces the history of surfing and surf culture, connecting it to themes including colonialism, capitalism, race and gender, the military industrial complex, subcultural studies, environmentalism, and globalization.
Both grading options.

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