Comparative Cultural Studies

CCS2666Celebrity and Mass Media in Latin America (O) (Cross-Listed: MAAC 2666) 3 ch (3C) (W) (EL)

This course will explore the cultural impact of the selected Latin American personalities that have had a significant influence on the notions of identity in Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela. We will study the personalities of Eva Peron, Pablo Escobar, Che Guevara, Frida Kahlo, Selena and Hugo Chavez through film, music, literature, print media, the Internet and television series. Students will also examine the impact of the public figures’ death both at the local and the international level. There are no prerequisites for this course. Student who have taken CCS 3555 may not obtain credit for CCS 2666 or MAAC 2666.