HIST557 - History and Popular Culture
Course Code: HIST557 Course ID: 3507 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course explores the history of expressive and material cultures around the world, with emphasis on industrialized nations. Topics include aesthetics, social identification, and production, consumption, and reception of cultural forms. Using literature, films, pictures, and music, students study theories of popular culture and aesthetic hierarchy; explicate historical contexts of artistic movements; discuss cultural imperialism; address problems of cultural appropriation, creativity, and identity; and examine cultural expressions of social difference and deviance. Topics also include the social history of culture in the age of mass society, including popular arts and the culture of consumption.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|10/28/19 - 04/03/20||04/06/20 - 05/31/20||Spring 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|12/30/19 - 05/29/20||06/01/20 - 07/26/20||Spring 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|Book Title:||All course readings are available in the APUS Online Library and in the classroom course folders.|
Not current for future courses.