SOC 183 Popular Culture (3 credits)
This course is an analysis of popular culture. It will examine the role of popular culture in society. It will further examine how the nature of popular culture is shaped by mass media organizations and how popular culture, in turn, shapes the mass media, our perceptions of ourselves, and society. The course will explore various mediums of popular culture: print media, radio, television, films, advertising, and/or popular music. The student will use critical analysis to explore these mediums. No prerequisite.