Philosophy of Popular Culture

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Course No: PHIL.3850-081; SIS Class Nbr: 3092; SIS Term: 3040
Course Status: Open

Course Description

This course analyzes those forms of art/entertainment commonly referred to under the umbrella term "popular culture" through a variety of philosophical lenses. After seeking to establish a categorization of "popular culture," students will examine the mediums of music, film, television, advertisements and sports. Throughout the course, students will read/listen/watch various examples of the mediums listed above and attempt to answer various questions about them such as: what societal values make these examples popular at a current moment? What cultural assumptions do these examples reflect? What is the artistic/aesthetic merit of these examples?

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

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  • Core Codes: AH, DCA, AMST, GNST
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Christopher Phillips
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Summer 2021: May 17 to Jul 11
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

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