Spring 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Herndon, Scott
Discipline and Number
LIT 3312 Section 001
TR Time 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Course Title
Discovering Popular Culture

Description of Course:

We listen to the radio on the way to work or to the mall, “unwind” with the television, and retrieve sports scores with our cell phones. What we don’t think about as we do these everyday tasks are the role they play in defining our culture and indeed our very identity. This class will investigate the intersections between the media and our lived experience. Specifically we will look at how various media artifacts influence our understanding of race, class, sexual orientation, gender, democracy, politics, etc.

Required Texts:

Sellnow, Deanna. The Rhetorical Power of Popular Culture: Considering Mediated Texts. Sage Publishing. 2010.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:


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