Comparative Literature | Intro to Popular Culture
C151 | 1268-1270 | Ai

C151-1268, TR 11:00-12:35, GY 436
C151-1269, TR 1:00-2:15, JH A106
C151-1270, TR  1:00-2:15, WH 008

Counts for AHLA and Culture Studies B credit

Introduction to Popular Culture. This course will lay a foundation
of skills and knowledge which will help students to understand the
various styles, practices and contexts in which contemporary popular
culture can be analyzed and understood. It will enable students to
relate the consumption of popular texts to theories of audience
reception, and to have a basic understanding of the ways in which
generic conventions function in popular culture. The course will
also enable students to explore the way popular culture functions in
the construction of subjectivities, through reference to such
examples as cartoons, graphic novels, movies, popular fiction, pop
art, television shows and tabloid newspapers.