Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

AMS 241 Popular Culture and Mass Society(TALA)(CO)

4 hours. Popular entertainment as the expression of American cultural values: television, radio, music, and sports; westerns, detective stories, and soap operas. Functional analysis of entertainment as the myth and ritual of mass society. The problems of aesthetic standards in a culture dominated by commercialized taste. Relationships between popular entertainment and political values. Readings from Durkheim, Ellul, McLuhan, Nye, and Browne. Prerequisite: ENG 111.

Credits

4

Distribution

TALA