May 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

CMM 425 - Popular Culture

Course Cross-listed with SOC 425  
3 credit(s)
Area/Group Designation: Media and Journalism
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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