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SOCY 3390 Making Popular Culture (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores popular goods, television, movies, music, dance, art, sports, festivals, and holidays from a sociological perspective. What is the difference between popular culture and high culture? Where does popular culture come from and what role does it play in society? What do people do with popular culture? How does popular culture intersect with race, class, and gender? The class will be framed around the theoretical traditions of conflict theory (how popular culture influences inequality) and symbolic interactionism (how people construct and interpret popular culture). Students will analyze a popular culture event of their choice through a field assignment.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Danielle Hedegard and The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: AADS3390

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13