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SOCI 348 A   American Popular Culture Back to Results  


InstructorLopes, Paul D.
MeetsTR 955-1110, ALUMNI 207
Pre-Requisites(SOCI 201 or SOAN 204) or (SOCI 250 or SOAN 210)
RestrictionsNo 2018 Only FMST SOAN SOCI Majors
NotesAlso open to SOAN/SOCI minors
DistributionSocial Science Requirement
Core AreaNone
Count TowardsFMST/Film & Media Studies

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Popular culture is an important site for the expression of cultural identity and cultural conflict in America. This course views popular culture as embedded in the cultural politics of American society that involves the formation of ideas, identities, pleasures, and even desires. Theoretical texts are read that place popular culture and mass media in their social, economic, and political contexts. From conflicts over high art and popular art, to leisure and social class, to race and ethnicity, to film and the spectacle, to sexuality and deviance, to the post modern, this course explores the rich history of American popular culture over the last 150 years. This course is open to juniors and seniors. (Formerly SOAN 348.) Prerequisites: SOCI 201 (formerly SOAN 204) or SOCI 250 (formerly SOAN 210) or permission of instructor.