Oct 21, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

CMM 425 - Popular Culture

Course Cross-listed with SOC 425  
3 credit(s)
The course introduces students to the diverse elements of popular culture as a valuable source of data about the social norms, values, and conflicts of mass societies. Crazes, fads, fashions, and trends are examined in terms of collective behavior and the processes of mass communication to understand their origins, development, and impact on society. Specific case studies of contemporary issues, such as pornography, television and violence, trends in popular music, and sport and leisure, are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): SOC 110  or CMM 110  or CMM 240 .

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