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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 415 - Popular Culture

Units: 4
An analysis of the historical development of modern popular culture through its interaction with both elite and commercial cultures.  Various examples from contemporary popular culture (for example: popular music, television, movies) will be examined in detail.        

Equivalent Quarter Course: SOC 4400.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Grasp the social meaning and significance of examples of contemporary popular culture (SLO1; Maps to PLO1)
  2. Comprehend the critical depiction of class, race and gender in the best of popular culture, for example The Wire or Mad Men.(SLO3; Maps to PLO3)
  3. Read and comprehend sociological theories of popular culture, commercial culture and the role of fans in the creation of popular culture. (SLO6; Maps to PLO6)

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