Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2018

     

HUMA 316 001 (CRN: 25028)

RHETORIC OF POPULAR CULTURE

Long Title: RHETORIC OF POPULAR CULTURE
Department: Humanities Division
Instructor: Worth, David S.
Meeting: 10:50AM - 12:05PM TR RZR 204 (8-JAN-2018 - 20-APR-2018) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 16
Section Enrolled: 10
Enrollment data as of: 27-JUN-2022 10:16AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
26-APR-2018  
9:00AM - 12:00PM R RZR 204
 
Description: What really persuades people? Many scholars consider popular culture to be the most influential persuasive force in the everyday lives of contemporary humans. Music, television, social media, film, fashion, books, and other elements of popular culture comprise a tremendous amount of the universe of meaning in which the modern human resides. This course will explore these phenomena by looking at current and historical popular cultural artifacts and trends and various ways of understanding them from a variety of fields. Students will pursue an original study of a specific artifact or trend.