SOCI4503Research Seminar in Popular Culture3 ch (3S)

This course examines the daily cultural artifacts that surround us, their multitude of meanings, and their use by social actors. This course will provide a historical background for understanding contemporary popular culture, and will investigate current theoretical debates on mass culture, popular culture and postmodernism.

Prerequisites: Sociology students - complete SOCI 1001 or equivalent, two-term courses in lower-level Sociology, SOCI 3000 and one of SOCI 3104 or 3105, all with grades of C or better. ICS Majors and Double-Major students - ICS 1001, ICS 1002, ICS 2001, ICS 3001 and ICS 3003, all with the grades of C or better.