Edelman CCCA Spring 2023 Courses: Exemplifying Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Edelman CCCA Spring 2023 Courses: Exemplifying Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Edelman CCCA Spring 2023 Courses: Exemplifying Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Prof. Stephen Cobb

Welcome back, Edelman CCCA! Now that the spring semester is underway, we’d like to take this chance to highlight some of the DEI-focused courses that are being offered this semester in our College. 

Spoken Word Poetry - Tuesday/Thursday 6:30-7:45pm - Prof. Stephen Cobb

Spoken word and DEI share a long history. In what is viewed by many as a continuation of the oral tradition, spoken word and slam poetry have historically been spaces for marginalized individuals to share their art and make their voices heard. Through an examination of oral traditions and the impact of performance poetry, students will develop an understanding of the distinction of page vs stage poetry, while also learning craft-specific approaches and developing a critical awareness of theirs and others’ poetic work. 

Special Problems in Art History - Harlem Renaissance - Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:15pm - Prof. Beatrice Carey

Special Problems in Art History is an intensive investigation of a specific movement, style, medium, or major artist. Content changes each time the course is offered. This semester, the focus for the course is the Harlem Renaissance—one of the most important artistic movements in American history.

Women & Nonbinary Identities In Sports Communication - Tuesday/Thursday 11:00-12:15pm - Prof. Kate Harman

Women and nonbinary athletes have long been marginalized and underrepresented in organized sport, including domestically in the United States, and on an international scale. This course examines the communication, representation, depiction, and construction of women and nonbinary identities within sports from a rhetorical perspective, highlighting historical, cultural, and social contexts and analyzing the background and participation of individuals who encompass these identities as athletes, coaches, media members, in front offices, and more.

African American Film History - Thursday 12:30-3:15pm - Prof. Shari Thompson

This course offers students an introduction to the little-known yet important area of African American Film History, beginning with the development of Race Movies by such directors as Oscar Micheaux, and continuing to the present day. Through lectures, screenings and reports students will study, discuss and analyze the historical and cultural significance of these films and their influence on society.

Identity on Television - Thursday 5:00-7:45pm - Prof. Kim Akass

Identity on Television is a graduate-level course that provides students with an advanced understanding of the relationship between identity formation and its representation on television, whether personal, social/cultural or national. The course introduces students to various theoretical approaches to identity and is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to apply these approaches to specific examples from the international television market. The course offers in depth exploration of key theoretical approaches to identity formation and how it is subsequently represented in television products. 

For more information on our department programs, organizations, or events, send us an email at ccca@rowan.edu or call us at 856-256-4340. You can also visit the Edelman CCCA website or the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Blog homepage.