American Popular Culture
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

HIST 044. American Popular Culture

The history of entertainment and cultural expression in the United States from the nineteenth century to the present. This course challenges students to ask: What is “culture” and cultural history? What is the relationship between cultural creators and audiences? Topics may include: theater, minstrelsy, side shows, dime novels, amusement parks, Wild West shows, vaudeville, movies, radio, TV, sports, zoot suits, popular music (Blues, Jazz, Rock-and-roll, Punk, and Hip Hop), and digital entertainments.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for FMST
Spring 2018. B. Dorsey.
Spring 2020. B. Dorsey.

Catalog chapter: History  
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