COMM 490 - Capstone Seminars in Media Topics
Fall 2021, Section 004 - How to Study Popular Culture
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Credit Exclusions:
No more than three credits can be elected from COMM 450-490.
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Enforced Prerequisites:
Declared Communication Studies Seniors ONLY.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 251, COMM 261, COMM 271 or COMM 281 strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

From television and film to comics and video games to music, apps, and websites, popular culture includes many formats and genres; everyone has a favorite. But what is the difference between liking (or disliking) a piece of popular culture and studying it? This course is a survey of theories, methods, and sites used in the scholarly analysis of popular culture objects and texts. By experimenting with these different tools of analysis, students will come to understand the definition of popular culture and why its functions and meaning are significant. Students should expect consistent short-length writing assignments throughout the semester, before developing an individualized final project.

Schedule

COMM 490 - Capstone Seminars in Media Topics
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
21950
Closed
0
2COMM Sr
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: This is a Capstone course reserved for declared Communication and Media senior majors.
002 (SEM)
 In Person
23605
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: This is a Capstone course reserved for declared Communication and Media senior majors.
003 (SEM)
 In Person
31880
Closed
0
1COMM Sr
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: This is a Capstone course reserved for declared Communication and Media senior majors.
004 (SEM)
 In Person
36239
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: This is a Capstone course reserved for declared Communication and Media senior majors.

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