Media & Indigenous Experiences

Course Number: 
DOCST 338S.01
Course Instructor: 
Myron Charles Dewey
Location: 
CDS, Bridges 104
Days and Times: 
Tu 3:05 p.m.–5:35 p.m.
Course Category: 
Special Topics
Course Type: 
Normal
Course Level: 
Intermediate

This course examines the relationship between media and Indigenous Peoples in American history. Course content focuses on the following: First, critical analysis of representations of Indigenous Peoples, politics, issues, and cultures in historical and contemporary mainstream media, including television, Hollywood films, popular music, and news media. Second, the ways media has been used by Indigenous media producers as a social and political platform to engage the non-Indigenous American public on Indigenous issues. Environmental issues and land rights issues play a large role in content of media examined in this course.