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SOCY 1076 Sociology of Popular Culture (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course is dedicated to investigating popular culture and its role in American society and abroad. We'll be looking at a variety of sociological perspectives to examine the role of media and popular culture in everyday life, with a particular emphasis on mass media, the relationship between cultural consumption and social status, and the social significance of leisure activities from sports to shopping. We will explore definitions of "popular culture," as well as those who create it and consume it. We'll look at gender, race and ethnicity as they are expressed in mainstream popular culture and subculture.

Instructor(s): Johanna Pabst
The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17