SRJC Course Outlines

8/3/2020 7:18:32 PMHUMAN 14 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HUMAN 14Title:  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 Scheduled06 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:  INTDIS 2

Catalog Description:
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This class examines the relationship between individual identity and large-scale historical forces for the creation of popular culture.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This class examines the relationship between individual identity and large-scale historical forces for the creation of popular culture.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Critique the representative elements of popular culture as it relates, interacts, and changes the contemporary culture.
2. Analyze theoretical issues relevant to understanding the dynamic interactions between social class, ethnicity and  gender in United States culture.
 

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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. Locate information on popular culture through a variety of multimedia sources.

Topics and Scope
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The course may be arranged chronologically or thematically:
I.  Periods in American Culture
II. Popular Culture through a Variety of Theoretical and Ideological Frameworks (a minimum of
    four required)
    A. eco/cultural/socialist feminism
     B. environmentalism (such as conservation and preservation, evangelical)
    C. media, advertising, semiotics, branding
    D. economic, cultural globalization
     E. colonialism
    F. religion and spirituality
    G. literature and the performing arts from music to dance to theater
3. Contemporary Expressions of Popular Culture in Historical Contexts
4. Cultural Expressions of a Variety of Ethnic Groups in the U.S.
5. Cultural Expression or Cultural Participation in the U.S.
    A. class
    B. sexual orientation
    C. gender
    D. ethnicity

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 project such as photo essay, photography, drawing or graffiti.
3. Two to six written essays of 1000-1500 words each, requiring the student to analyze
    representative works of popular culture (that may include assigned and in-class exercises).
4. Quizzes, tests, mid-term(s) and 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, tests, mid-term(s) and final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 25%
Visual projects; participation in cultural activities, including museum visits, concerts, poetry readings, lectures, and/or (optional) field trips


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials consisting of primary and secondary sources.
Potential texts such as, but not limited to:
Black Popular Culture (Discussions in Contemporary Culture). Dent, Gina. New Press. 1998. (classic)
The Cultural Front: The Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century. Denning, Michael. Verso. 1998 (classic)
The Sociology of Culture.  Williams, Raymond. University of Chicago Press. 1995 (classic)
Understanding Popular Culture. Fiske, John. Routledge. 1999 (classic)
What is Popular Culture?  Storey, John. University of Georgia Press. 2008 (classic)

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