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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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WLC 311 - Popular Cultures of the World

This online course examines popular culture as a reflection of ideologies and value systems in different societies and cultural contexts. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: K4 - Global Dynamics

General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P4 Social Justice, P6 Ways of Knowing

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify, describe and analyze major issues pertaining to the globalization of popular culture in different regions of the world today. Issues examined include: glocalization, grobalization, diaspora, hybridity, authenticity, the Global South, virtual communities, among others.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of multicultural models of gender, class, sexuality and ethnicity, as reflected in global popular cultural products. Demonstrate understanding of how these models impact social justice, diversity and inequality in different regions of the world within the social, economic and political conditions of globalization.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of processes involved in the consumption of global popular cultural products from the perspective of global economic inequality (i.e. the Global South). Reflect on their own participation in the global economy and demonstrate understanding of concepts linked to responsible global stewardship.
  • Explore and analyze local-to-global dynamics in production and consumption of popular culture products. Effectively address local and global impact of consumerism within globalization; its positive and negative effects, and identify strategies for how to address them on local and international level.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and apply methods used in the field of Cultural Studies both analytically and creatively. Identify the value of Cultural Studies in addressing various aspects of the globalization (such as glocalization, hybridity, diaspora, cultural translation etc) of popular culture
  • Identify and recognize various cultural phenomena that contribute to social injustice in different cultural contexts. Demonstrate knowledge of multiple perspectives on social justice in different cultural contexts and how these perspectives are impacted by local-to-global dynamics.

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