SOC 325 - Popular Culture

This course considers the theoretical basis of media and cultural studies from both a critical and constructionist perspective, taking a close look at the production and consumption of culture. It examines how popular culture in the U.S. manifests in our daily lives through the media and other social institutions and actually reflects and perpetuates social inequities based on class, race, religion, age and gender. The course offers a critical perspective on mass media systems, but, more broadly, it engages the student in the world of popular culture as a venue for understanding the influence of media systems' many social structures.

Credit hours: 3

Last updated: 05/23/2022