SOC 2116

Popular Culture & Media Sociology

Prereq: SOC 1102, or SOC 1104

Using a sociological perspective, this course explores the diverse constructions of popular culture within the U.S. and selected parts of the world. An important component within this area of sociology addresses how mass media both reflect and influence popular cultural trends. This course is designed to increase students' abilities to understand, explain, and analyze popular culture via the lens of the sociological imagination, thus increasing their agency as social actors.

Credits: 3
MnTC Goals: 5 , 9

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