Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2021

     

HUMA 316 901 (CRN: 23773)

RHETORIC OF POPULAR CULTURE

Long Title: RHETORIC OF POPULAR CULTURE
Department: Humanities Division
Instructor: Worth, David S.
Meeting: 11:20AM - 12:40PM TR FULLY ONLINE (25-JAN-2021 - 30-APR-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 20
Section Enrolled: 18
Enrollment data as of: 25-SEP-2021 10:17AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
8-MAY-2021  
9:00AM - 12:00PM S TBA TBA
 
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.