Popular Culture

Course Description

Utilizes the methods of the humanities in a critical analysis of popular culture. This inquiry is framed in multicultural, historical and political contexts and will evaluate how popular culture is created and sustained by mass media and techniques of mass production, marketing and distribution. Students examine how social meaning is constructed by the "texts" of popular culture in a constantly changing era of globalization of information and economies.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
25222 HUMI 6 5M M·W···· 01:30 PM-03:20 PM Apryl Berney L33

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2019-09-23 to 2019-12-13.

Footnote Information

Humi 6.05M with Berney: Course Notes (Fall): HUMI 06.05M -M/W 1:30-3:20 - LEARNING COMMUNITY: HUMANITIES MELLON SCHOLARS. This program is designed to supercharge educational pathways for students in a wide variety of majors. For more information, contact Falk Cammin - Program Director at

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirement this course meets.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or ESL 5.
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