Popular Culture and Society
|Course code FMCS2200||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
This course will introduce students to the key scholarly perspectives that have put the study of popular culture on the map, encouraging them to analyse the complexities of popular culture in greater focus and depth. Popular culture forms a lens through which to view societal attitudes through time. It can, however, also play a powerful role in shaping these very attitudes. Popular Culture and Society offers an enhanced understanding of the ways in which gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class and other socially codified markers of identity are represented in popular culture; how popular culture potentially impacts audiences; video games, interactivity and moral panics; social media and self-display; makeover culture; and other topics and case studies. Each assessment item is designed to further student understanding of, and skills in analysing and researching, popular culture and society.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||This course explores the relationships between popular culture and society; it assists students in developing the skills that will enable them to: |
1. Understand popular culture as always both reflecting and influencing our society;
2. Relate concepts such as class, race, ideology and spectatorship to popular culture and illustrate their significance;
3. Construct a critical argument regarding the issues surrounding popular culture;
4. Combine scholarship with original analysis in a popular culture case study;
5. Communicate ideas to the group.
|Content||The course involves: |
1. An overview of the many competing theories, methods, concepts and policies surrounding popular culture.
2. Examining a series of case studies from different media and discussing critical issues such as ethics, politics, histories, etc.
3. Evaluating how audience relationships with popular culture have changed over time.
|Replacing Course(s)||CULT3240 Popular Culture and Society.|
|Transition||Students who have successfully completed CULT3240 Popular Culture and Society may not enrol into FMCS2200 Popular Culture and Society.|
|Assumed Knowledge||80 units at 1000 level|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group|
|Contact Hours||Email Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for FMCS2200|