Mar 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog Addendum 
    
2020-2021 Catalog Addendum
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SOC 23 SOCIOLOGY OF POPULAR CULTURE

3 Units - 3 hours lecture
Transfers: CSU, UC credit pending
Recommended Preparation: WR 201 , ESL 90 , or WR 399  
This course analyzes the emergence and shifts in popular culture up until the current day–from local newspapers to social media conglomerates. Case studies of media companies such as the Walt Disney Company will be used to trace changes in popular culture, especially production, sales and synergy. The growth of ‘new’ media outlets on social media and tabloid journalism will also be covered. While there is a focus on media the course will cover other elements of pop culture, including movies, TV, games, toys, theme parks, sports, technology and politics. Attention is given to uncovering connections between popular culture and gender, race, and class. NR



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