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Term : Spring 2024
Catalog Year : 2023-2024

SOC 356 - The Sociology Of Popular Culture

Description: This class explores the social implications of popular culture. Students examine how popular culture is produced, consumed, interpreted and experienced. Students are introduced to classical and contemporary sociological perspectives on culture, with an emphasis on current cultural forms. We will examine various media, such as television, film, music, and the Internet and how popular culture is linked with identities, desires, and social practices. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

Sections offered: Spring 2024 Summer 2024 Fall 2024

Requirement Designation: Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry

Liberal Studies Essential Skills: Critical Thinking

Prerequisite: (Any 100- or 200-level Sociology (SOC) course); or International Exchange Student Group