The Interracial Buddy Film

Subject code


Course Number



C. Nero

Course Long Title

The Interracial Buddy Film


This course examines the intersections of race and gender in the interracial buddy film, an enduring genre that emerged in the civil rights era and has become one of the most profitable film formulas. Students examine how the films construct masculinity and race in political contexts. This course is recommended for sophomores and juniors. Prerequisite(s): one course in rhetoric, film and screen studies.

Modes of Inquiry

Creative Process and Production [CP], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(Africana: Gender)

INDS Program Relationship

IDAM - AMST Program

GEC This Course Belongs To


Class Restriction

Exclude First Years