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SOC 1117 Popular Culture

Exploration of contemporary popular culture and popular culture in a historical context: examination of influence of popular culture on the development of a unique American society and culture through media, music, sports, entertainment and/or food.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Sociology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Analyze social and cultural phenomena.
  • Examine how American popular culture developed in historical context and how it exists today using the sociological perspective.
  • Analyze the influence of capitalism on popular culture and how resulting socioeconomic inequalities shape culture.
  • Assess how culture is disseminated in our increasingly interconnected global society
  • Evaluate the role of collective behavior in shaping American culture.
  • Appraise the contributions of women, ethnoracial and religious groups, and other minority populations in society.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3