SRJC Course Outlines

11/30/2023 3:42:11 AMHUMAN 14 Course Outline as of Summer 2022

Changed Course

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.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

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)

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


Associate Degree:Effective:Spring 1999
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:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course

Approval and Dates
Version:06Course Created/Approved: 11/23/1998
Version Created:9/28/2021Course Last Modified:10/27/2023
Submitter:Emmanuel RaymundoCourse Last Full Review:2/24/2020
Version Status:Approved Changed CoursePrereq Created/Approved:2/24/2020
Version Status Date:10/11/2021Semester Last Taught:Spring 2023
Version Term Effective:Summer 2022Term Inactive:Spring 2024


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should 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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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Relate contemporary cultural expressions to the historical or cultural context of the United
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

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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%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
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)


Student Preparation
 Matric Assessment Required:ERequires English Assessment
 Prerequisites-generate description:NPNo Prerequisite
 Advisories-generate description:AAuto-Generated Text
 Prereq/coreq-registration check:NNo Prerequisite Rules Exist
 Requires instructor signature:NInstructor's Signature Not Required
 Method of instruction:02Lecture
 71Internet-Based, Simultaneous Interaction
 72Internet-Based, Delayed Interaction
 Area department:HUMANHumanities and Religion
 Division:71Language Arts & Academic Foundations
 Special topic course:NNot a Special Topic Course
 Program Status:1Major Applicable Course
 Repeatability:00Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
 Repeat group id:  
 Audit allowed:NNot Auditable
 Open entry/exit:NNot Open Entry/Open Exit
 Credit by Exam:NCredit by examination not allowed
 Budget code: Program:0000Unrestricted
 Budget code: Activity:4905Humanities & Fine Arts
 Basic Skills:NNot a Basic Skills Course
 Level below transfer:YNot Applicable
 CVU/CVC status:YDistance Ed, Not CVU/CVC Developed
 Distance Ed Approved:YExclusively online or other technology based instruction
 Emergency Distance Ed Approved:YFully Online
Partially Online
Online with flexible in-person activities
 Credit for Prior Learning:NAgency Exam
NIndustry Credentials
 Non-credit category:YNot Applicable, Credit Course
 Classification:YLiberal Arts and Sciences Courses
 SAM classification:ENon-Occupational
 TOP code:4999.00Other Interdisciplinary Studies
 Work-based learning:NDoes Not Include Work-Based Learning
 DSPS course:NNO
 In-service:NNot an in-Service Course

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