This humanities course serves as an introduction to cultural theory via a brief survey of Western popular culture. Students will analyse, according to cultural theory and concepts, various aspects of the popular culture of the past century, with examples drawn from the mass media and a wide variety of cultural texts. The course will follow the evolution of popular culture and the dialectical nature of idea exchange, by examining American popular culture and the influence it has had on the Canadian experience. Not available for supplemental. Instruction (3.0). Equivalent to: HUM-190.
HUM-1190 Popular Culture - 3.00 credits