Popular Culture (2011-2012)
The Popular Culture Certificate is an interdisciplinary program designed to explore both the context and the influence of popular culture on contemporary society. Artifacts of popular culture—such as advertising, technology, music, film, television, and sports—will be critically examined from multiple perspectives (e.g. historical, musical, sociological). The Popular Culture Certificate is an excellent opportunity for professional development, and most courses are transferable to UC and CSU institutions.
Program Learning Outcomes
• Develop the critical thinking skills necessary to interpret and analyze the values, assumptions, and constituent cultural/sociological phenomena housed within--and underneath--its ubiquitous presence.
• Analyze the relationship between a commodity culture and intellect/artistry.
• Evaluate the role of popular culture in indoctrination/social control.
Units required for Certificate: 16
CP = Certificate of Proficiency [Non-Transcriptable].Certificate of Proficiency in Popular Culture - (16 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
Required:Academic Year: 2011-2012Current status: ApprovedLast update: 2011-04-14 12:40:12
F A 1 Introduction to Popular Culture (4 units)
F A 2 Popular Culture & U. S. History (4 units)
SOC 8 Popular Culture (4 units)
And 4 units from the following:
BUSI 57 Principles of Advertising (4 units)
or ADVT 57 Principles of Advertising (4 units)
CIS 2 Computers & Society (5 units)
COMM 10 Gender, Communication & Culture (4 units)
GID 1 History of Graphic Design (4 units)
MUS 7 Contemporary Musical Styles: Rock, Pop & Jazz (4 units)
MUS 85A Music & Media: Edison to Hendrix (4 units)
or MUS 85B Music & Media: Hendrix to Hip Hop (4 units)
PHED 2 Sport in Society (4 units)
VART 2C Current Trends in Film, TV & Internet (4 units)
VART 3 American Cinema (4 units)
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