Calendar

Week # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction to Course Viewing: American Tongues . Louis Alvarez and Andy Kolker. Center for New American Media, 1998.
2 Studying Identity and Difference: Concepts
3 Analytic Perspectives: Bodies Viewing: One in 2000 . Ajae Clearway. Polyvinyl Pictures, 2007.
4 Analytic Perspectives: What is "Identity?" "Difference?"
5 Analytic Perspectives: Deviance First draft of first written assignment due in class
6 Deviance and Stigma: The Outer Limits of Identity First written assignment handed back, with comments
7 Sexuality

Final draft of first written assignment due

Viewing: Sunflowers . J. P. Tepnapa. SkyAngel Films, 2001.

9 Gender

First draft of first written assignment due

Viewing: You Don't Know Dick . Bestor Cram and Candace Schermerhorn. Northern Light Productions, 1996.

10 Religion; Social Class

Second written assignment handed back, with comments

Viewing: People Like Us: Social Class in America . Louis Alvarez and Andy Kolker. Center for New American Media, 2001.

11 Ethnicity

Final draft of second written assignment due

Viewing: Black Indians: An American Story . Chip Richie and Daniel Blake Smith. Rich-Heape Films, 2001.

Optional first draft of third written assignment due in the next week

13 Race

Optional first draft of third written assignment handed back, with comments

Viewing: Selections from bro' Town . The Naked Samoans. Firehorse Films, 2004-2009.

14 Race, Gender, Ethnicity I

Final draft of third written assignment due

Viewing: One of African American Lives: Listening to Our Past . Graham Judd. Kunhardt Productions, 2006.

Me Broni Ba (My White Baby) . Akosua Adoma Owasu and Adowa Adu-Gyamfi. 2009.

15 Race, Gender, Ethnicity II

Student presentations

Viewing: Miss Navajo . Billy Luther. World of Wonder, 2007.