Aug 18, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

COM 207 - Trump, Obama, Race and 21st Century U.S. Media


This course will teach students how to navigate contentious discussions concerning race in a browning America that swung from the first black president to the man who rose to national political prominence by pushing the idea the first black president wasn’t fully American. We will explore how media are handling and mishandling the use of race in the current political environment, how to honestly contend with the issue of race across political lines, and compare and contrast the coverage of race during the Obama-Trump era to contentious eras from the mid-20th century to the early 21th century. The class is being designed for a mix of liberal, conservative and independent-minded students

Satisfies Digital & Screen Media major requirement.
Satisfies Communication Studies major and minor requirement.
Satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement