Academic Calendar 2020/2021 - Topics in Popular Culture
ENGL 3606 Topics in Popular Culture
Prerequisites:Six credits of 2000 level English (excluding ENGL 2001, ENGL 2002 and ENGL 2011).
Hours:Three hours of lecture per week for one term.
Description:This course explores texts that are generally considered to be popular, such as those produced for mass consumption. Theories from the field of cultural studies inform the general approach to the material, which means that the cultural contexts for the texts are foregrounded. These contexts might include histories of production and reception, economic forces, gender relations, sexuality and/ or issues of race. The course examines a range of media which may draw from the products of mass print, digital, visual, cinematic and/or electronic cultures. Specific content varies from year to year.