SRJC Course Outlines

5/9/2021 7:12:28 PMINTDIS 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2012

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  INTDIS 2Title:  POPULAR CULTURE, USA  
Full Title:  Popular Culture in the United States
Last Reviewed:2/24/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This class examines the ways in which ethnicity, gender and personal identity become vehicles for expression of cultural differences,  which influence and engage the dominant culture, contesting and transforming the aesthetics of the dominant culture in contemporary society.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This class examines the ways in which ethnicity, gender and personal identity become vehicles for expression of cultural differences, which influence and engage the dominant culture, contesting and transforming the aesthetics of the dominant culture in contemporary society.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Spring 1999
Inactive: 
 Area:E
G
Humanities
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1999
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1999
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Relate contemporary cultural expressions to the historical or cultural context of the United States.
2. Critique, analyze, compare and contrast contemporary works in order to weigh arguments, examine values, and integrate materials from several disciplines.
3. Access information on popular culture in a variety of forms including the Internet.

Topics and Scope
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1. Works of popular culture including but not limited to music, film, television, comic books, popular fiction, celebrations or rituals, theme parks, public murals, illustrations, graffiti art, sporting events, advertising, electronic media and objects for popular consumption.  
2. A theoretical framework constructed through the use of written texts or other materials which offer approaches to understanding popular culture for students to enable them to critique the works selected.  For example: Gramsci, Foucault, Benjamin and Deleuze.
3. Historical background of selected contemporary works such as African drums, call and response, poetry, history of the vernacular, and their connection to contemporary culture.
4. The experiences and cultural expressions of at least three of the following six ethnic groups in the United States: First Peoples, African American, Asian American, Chicano/Latino American, European American, and Middle East American.
5. Issues of how class, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity impact cultural expression or cultural participation in the United States.

Assignments:
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1.  Weekly reading and analysis of assigned texts and sources of information including blogs, videos, websites and other electronic media.
2.  Visual projects including a final culminating project such as photography, drawing or graffiti.
3.  2-6 written essays of 500-1500 words requiring the student to analyze representative works of popular culture.
4.  At least four quizzes and a final.
5.  Participation in cultural activities, including museum visits, concerts, poetry readings, lectures, and (optional) field trips.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
25 - 50%
Written essays
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 50%
Quizzes and final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 25%
Culminating project, visual projects, cultural activities, field trip (optional).


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Third Coast: OutKast, Timbaland, and How Hip-Hop Became a Southern Thing, Roni Sarig.  deCapo Press, 2007
Decoded, Jay Z,  Spiegel & Grau,  2010
One Day It will All Make Sense, Common and Adam Bradley, Simon & Schuster, 2011
Instructor prepared materials

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