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

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COMM 461 - Popular Culture

Units: 4
Critical analysis of how popular culture (music, television, advertising, movies, fashion, style, social media, etc.) works and doesn’t work dialectically in our interactions with self and others.

Equivalent Quarter Course: COMM 4610.
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. Demonstrate critical understanding and application of media creation and analysis;
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the persuasive effects of media choices upon the development of popular culture;
  3. Identify examples of popular culture persuasion in various forms of media and discuss their influence/s;
  4. Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of various uses of media to influence popular culture.

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