Course Description

Rhetoric and Inquiry, WRIT 2-37

Key Information

Credit: 5 quarter units / 3.33 semester units credit
UC Santa Cruz, Writing

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit Only

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Course Equivalence: Writing 39C

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Units Toward Degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: GE Revelle Humanities

UC San Francisco:
Pending

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: C2

Prerequisites

Satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and C1 requirements.

Course Fees

None

More About The Course

Whether you are Mickey's #1 fan, or you would rather catch that mouse in a trap, there is no denying that Disney has a major impact on our culture. In this class, we'll use critical reading and writing to explore the role of the mega corporation that is Disney, looking at the myriad ways Disney affects notions about gender and race, and shapes our ideas about media and leisure. From theme parks to film, we'll explore the way Disney shapes who we are, taking an especially close look at the messages Disney sends to children. Writers will engage in critical reading, research, discussion, and peer review to create a series of texts that look beneath the surface of the Disney facade. Disney may claim to be the happiest place on earth, but in this class, we'll have some fun challenging that claim, with our ears on and our eyes wide open!

Course Creator

Lené Whitley-Putz
Lené studies popular culture and its affects on notions of racial and gender identity. Her work focuses on the intersection of popular culture and technology, and for the past five years, she’s been teaching online and hybrid courses, exploring the ways technology can be leveraged to enhance student learning and engagement.  Lené studies popular culture and its affects on notions of racial and gender identity. Her work focuses on the intersection of popular culture and technology, and for the past five years, she’s been teaching online and hybrid courses, exploring the ways technology can be leveraged to enhance student learning and engagement. 

Lené studies popular culture and its affects on notions of racial and gender identity. Her work focuses on the intersection of popular culture and technology, and for the past five years, she’s been teaching online and hybrid courses, exploring the ways technology can be leveraged to enhance student learning and engagement. 

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