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HUMN 3B01
Reading Popular Culture
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
This course examines the mass media as a dominant form of culture which socializes us while providing the materials for social reproduction and change. The emphasis of the course is on the stimulation of critical reflection and debate relevant to an understanding of various popular cultural genres in contemporary Canadian and global cultures. In studying various genres, including soap opera, science fiction, fashion and dance music, we compare different analytical approaches to reading culture and questioning the politics of representation, distribution, production, and consumption.
Anti-requisite: Students who previously took ACAD 2B14 or HUMN 2B14 may not take this course for further credit.
Course was last updated February 4, 2010 - 5:03 PM