Spring 2010

Borderlands and Barrios: Latino/a Representation in Film and Television

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as SOCI-35


Carleen R. Basler (Section 01)


This course uses a two-pronged sociological approach to examine Latino/a culture in the United States through the mediums of film and television. We begin with discussion of how to critically analyze films and television relative to race and ethnicity, and a review of the history of representation of Latinos/as in media. We then examine the content of the Latino/a experience as depicted in film and television and the accuracy of that content in describing the diversity and truth of the Latino/a experience in the United States, particularly in regard to race, class, and gender.

Limited to 15 students. Spring semester. Professor Basler.

If Overenrolled: Majors and seniors first priority


2021-22: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010