Writing about Popular Culture
Spring 2022 | CRN 25240 | MW 9:30-10:45 | Victoria Hall
Prerequisites: College Composition II
What are the ten most influential sci-fi films of all time? Why is hip-hop a true American genre? Is Squid Game too violent? This course begins with the premise that expressions of popular culture—whether they are films, songs, TV shows, or video games—provide meaningful opportunities for public deliberation. As such, we will consider the different ways writers respond to these expressions through various genres, including reviews, interviews, lists, features, podcasts, short docs, and visualizations. Students will read from a variety of critics, write and publish in different modes, and consider the ethical questions and rhetorical functions such responses present for pop culture.
3.00 Credit Hours