College of the Arts and Media Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Courses
In the College of the Arts and Media, we wholeheartedly embrace the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We firmly believe that a truly enriching educational experience can only be achieved through the celebration and integration of different perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures.
Our commitment to diversity goes beyond mere words – it is deeply ingrained in our curriculum, faculty, and student body. We understand that a diverse community fosters creativity, innovation, and critical thinking, which are essential skills for success in today's interconnected world.
College of the Arts and Media Diversity, Equity and Inclusion courses
ART 141 The Self and Other in Photography
Examines how photography affirms identity, power, and social status. Covers representation of marginalized groups, such as indigenous people, women, and members of the LGBTQ community. Open to all majors; no prerequisites.
ART 382 Gender and Art
Examines how gender identity and sexuality have affected art. Examines artists, patrons, viewers, and subjects of representations as gendered and historically specific entities. Prerequisite: Completion of 56 credit hours. Open to all majors.
ART 389 Art of the Ancient Near East and Egypt
The art and architecture of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Levant from the origins of civilization through the Persian Empire. Prerequisite: ART 283.
ART 391 African Art
Study of the art of sub-Saharan Africa, with an emphasis on art's role in the daily lives, social customs, and religions of particular African societies. Prerequisite: Completion of 26 credit hours. Open to all majors.
BCA 300 African and African American Film
Examination of films by and about Africans and African Americans. First part of course deals with African and second part with African American films. Open to all majors; no prerequisites.
BCA 350 Women in Film
Critical analysis of films written, directed and produced by women, evaluated from a variety of theoretical viewpoints; emphasis on the underrepresentation of women. Writing intensive; open to all majors; no prerequisites.
BCA 351 Queer Cinema
Introduction to the history, aesthetics and political/cultural importance of queer cinema. Focus on the New Queer Cinema movement. Writing intensive; open to all majors; no prerequisites.
COM 362 Gender Communication
Focuses on the role of communication in creating and perpetuating gender stereotypes. Emphasis is on personal growth and awareness in a variety of contexts. Open to all majors; no prerequisites.
JRN 372 The Asian Media and Cross-cultural Mass Communication
Analysis of Asian media systems and historical, economic, political and cultural factors shaping those systems. Writing intensive; open to all majors; no prerequisites.
JRN 380 Racial and Cultural Diversity: Mass Media's Role
Critical, historical and contemporary examination of African, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, and gender stereotypes in mass media. Self- portrayals by these groups using mass media. Writing intensive; open to all majors; no prerequisites.
MUS 115 Music of the Caribbean: Salsa to Reggae
This course is an exploration of the culture of the Caribbean through the lens of its music. Writing intensive; open to all majors; no prerequisites.
MUS 213 Jazz: An American Art Form
A music literature course reviewing important trends and styles in the history of jazz. Writing intensive; open to all majors; no prerequisites.
TAI 399 Theatre and the Holocaust
This course examines how theatre was/is used to represent and respond to the Holocaust and Nazi culture. Historical, political, ethical, and aesthetic questions are explored. Open to all majors; no prerequisites.
TAI 583 Women in the Contemporary American Theatre
Examines the contributions of women producers, directors, playwrights, actors, designers, and critics to the development of the contemporary American theatre. Prerequisite: 6 hours of TAI coursework.
In the College of the Arts and Media, we are committed to preparing our students to become global citizens who can navigate and contribute to an increasingly diverse society. We believe that by embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are not only enriching our own lives but also shaping a better future for all.