Mar 01, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 361 - PII Mass Media and Popular Culture


(Perspectives II course) This course examines the role of the mass media in American society and its impact on American culture from a sociological perspective. Some of the questions to be addressed in class include: What is the difference between popular culture and high culture? Why does this distinction matter? How biased is the news and what effect does it have on our perceptions of the world? Why do racial and gender stereotypes on television matter? Is there any value in analyzing reality shows and comic books? Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Science.

Prerequisites & Notes
Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Social Science. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

Credits: 3



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