AP/SOSC4654 6.0 M: Representing Crime

Offered by: SOSC

(Cross-listed to: AP/CRIM4654 6.0M )


Summer 2019






Calendar Description / Prerequisite / Co-Requisite

Using analytical tools developed in cultural studies, social semiotics, media studies, and sociology, this course investigates media representations of crime in popular culture by asking the following questions: how do we imagine ‘crime’ and ‘criminal’? what effects do these images have? how do these images implicitly encapsulate representations of a particular law, order, and authority? Prerequisites: AP/SOSC 1650 6.00 or AP/CRIM 1650 6.00 or AP/SOSC 1650 9.00 or AP/CRIM 1650 9.00 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B.

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