Jesus is a brand of Jeans. She elaborates on this by examining how advertisements exploit our human desires.
And other times by appointment at ext E-mail the professor at [reedtv wsu. We will explore the ways in which each of us is both a user of and is used by popular culture. Popular culture is all around us, influencing how we think, how we feel, how we vote, how we live our lives in countless ways.
This course will use your own expertise as consumers of popular culture as a take-off point for exploring the various roles played by mass-mediated popular culture in our lives. Part of the task of this course will be to refine further your ability to read, evaluate, and synthesize materials from these different disciplines into your own interdisciplinary analyses.
We will look primarily at television, film, advertising, popular music, and computer cyberculture, with occasional forays into other types of pop culture. We will analyze how such critical factors as ethnicity, race, gender, class, age, region, and sexuality are shaped by and reshaped in popular culture.
The course offers you a chance to learn to use a variety of critical approaches to studying popular culture. The approaches we will use center around four main dimensions of pop culture: We will learn these approaches through readings, discussions, assignments, and teaching them to others.
Teaching them to others will take the form of "publishing" your work on the World Wide Web. Part of the work of the class will be to analyze, and work to improve the Web resources pages [www.
You will not, however, be graded on your technical expertise, and support for any of the Web work done in the course will be provided upon request. I also expect that students will be willing to assist each other in these matters.
Indeed, "team" projects are encouraged for the final, web-based projects. Please notify the instructor during the first week of class of any accommodations needed for this course.
Late notification may cause the requested accommodations to be unavailable. Plagiarism of any kind, whether from books, paper archives, or Internet sources, is grounds for immediate failure of the course. You may also be subject to further punitive action from the University, up to and including dismissal.
Online readings appear as lighter-colored, underlined pieces on the hard copy of this syllabus. And the best way to feel confident to talk in class is to come prepared, having read and thought about the assigned readings. The purpose of the quizzes is to let me know which concepts are coming through well, and which ones I may need to go over again.From Barbie to the Internet, the Simpsons to the malls, Common Culture, an engaging pop culture reader, can help readers develop writing skills while reading and thinking about subjects they find inherently timberdesignmag.com contains essays addressing pop culture topics along with .
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Following a general introduction that discusses and illustrates approaches to reading and writing about popular culture, chapters focus on advertising, television. Common Culture: Reading And Writing About American Popular Culture / Edition 5 From Barbie to the Internet, the Simpsons to the malls, this engaging book on pop culture can help readers develop writing skills while reading and thinking about subjects they find inherently interesting.
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Common Culture: Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture by Michael F. Petracca, Madeleine Sorapure. Prentice Hall College Div. Paperback.
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