NYU Steinhardt

Censorship in American Culture

  • Course Number: MCC-GE 2010
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: This course examines censorship in American culture, from the late 19th century to the present & surveys areas where debates about censorship have been urgently contested, from discussion about birth control, to literature, film, theater, art galleries & history museums, to public sidewalks, lecture halls, to the internet. students will explore the historical contexts in which important cultural & legal struggles over censorship took place, & how this history effects contemporary debates about the arts, sexuality, national security, technology, privacy, & government involvement in the marketplace of ideas & images.
  • Old Course Number: E58.2010