EN106 Critical Interpretations of Popular Culture
Prerequisite/Co-requisite: EN 101.
This course uses the study of sign and symbol (semiotics) to develop critical distancing and analytical skills related to topics and issues from popular culture. Students will examine various media (such as print, television, film, and video) and investigate such topics and issues as consumerism, gender, ethnicity, AIDS, fashion, and activism. Semiotics provides an interpretative approach to examine popular cultural phenomena, while stimulating development of critical thinking and writing skills. A library component is included.
3 Credit Hours