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HI (History)
345
011558
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
American Popular Culture
American Popular Culture
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
History (16HI)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Alternate Odd Years
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr. Craig Friend
Professor of History

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture7070No
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16HISTBAHistory BA (History Breadth II)Elective
16HISTBSHistory BS (History Breadth II)Elective
16HIMHistory MinorElective
Popular culture as reflection of as well as contributor to American historical trends. Changes in forms of entertainment (music, books, popular art, theater, film, television, etc.), from the artisanal culture of the late 18th century through the rise of 19th- and early 20th-century commercial culture to the evolution of mass media culture in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

This course will add to the curricular choices for undergrads, both majors and non-majors. The department also needs more cultural history offerings, to reflect the current historical discipline.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Humanities
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Students will interpret and evaluate the forms of American popular entertainment in the 18th through 20th centuries.
 
 
Students will have to watch a twentieth-century film and analyze the film for historical themes that it presents, considering whether the film reflected pre-existing ideas or contributed to the reshaping of that theme in American culture.
 
 
Students will analyze documents and films for content and historical context, and interpret what each source reveals about its given topic in reflecting and/or contributing to American historical trends.
 
 
Students will undertake a research project in which the students pick a theme (e.g., social violence, wartime propaganda, patriotism, political protest, consensus culture, social constructs of femininity and/or masculinity, racism, sexism, celebratory culture, the changing role of technology, cultural creations of paranoia, feminism, sexuality, civil rights) and trace that theme using examples from various mediums of popular culture. This engages the students in critical selection of materials and critical assessment of their use as evidence to support a specific thesis.
 
 
Students will make scholarly arguments about the historical literature on American popular culture, identifying author’s argument (thesis), evidence, and effectiveness as argument.
 
 
Specifically, they will do this in the article analysis, in which they analyze the historical arguments, evidence, and analysis provided by a historian of American popular culture. This assignment is a prelude to having them engage a broader historiography for their larger research project.
Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100%
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
N/A
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
N/A
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
NONE
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
NONE
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
see Syllabus
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
see Syllabus
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
none
No additional instructional resources are required. Instructor is leaving administrative position and will no longer have course release, so is developing full teaching rotation.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify ways in which popular culture reflected trends in society and ways in which popular culture shaped society.

2. Interpret primary and secondary sources relating to the history of popular culture.

3. Define major political, social, and economic changes in American history and explain their influences on popular culture.

4. Research, write, and present on a theme within popular culture, demonstrating understanding of content and historical analysis.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation15%see Syllabus
Written Assignment30%see Syllabus
Project20%see Syllabus
Midterm15%see Syllabus
Final Exam20%see Syllabus
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See syllabusSee syllabus

aeherget (Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:21:35 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email Feb. 6, 2018.
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