Counter Oppressive Media

Type: Intensive, Synchronous
Units: 3
Academic Year: 2019 - 2020
Approval Required: No

This course will present an overview of developing a counter-oppressive popular media and technology framework that includes films, TV shows, comic books, video games, music, weblogs, streaming services, social network platforms, and other forms of infotainment. It will also foster discussion about the ways in which different forms of media are utilized both to reify and counter stereotyping, hegemony, discrimination, prejudice, and other categories of oppression. By the end of the course, students will be able to create a project that employs this media and technology framework to disseminate content that works to counter oppression(s). Course format and evaluation: seminar intensive, with final presentation and paper or media project on a specific topic or theme. Intended audience: all degree programs. Relates to Thresholds: Prophetic Witness & Work, Educating for Wholeness & Liberation, Thea/ology in Culture & Context. Relates to MFC: Social Justice in the Public Square, Leads the Faith into the Future.

Course meets daily, 1/13/20-1/17/20, from 9am-5pm.

[RFST 1017 ECO Core Intensive]