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SHMN 3001 - Modern Popular Culture

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5 credits

The study of popular culture is a way to understand the current values, beliefs, and cultural norms of modern society. In this course, students analyze the artistic and philosophical impact of contemporary media and popular culture. They explore graphic novels, film, advertising, television, cyber culture, and popular music. Demonstrating their understanding of course concepts in a final written project, students compare and contrast how different genres within a media type address specific issues. Students learn to analyze the ways in which social, political, and economic issues are evident in artistic and creative forms of expression in popular culture.