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Summer 2017 Tufts Course List

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Tufts Credit:
       1.0 course credits is equal to 4 semester hours at other institutions
       0.5 course credits is equal to 2 semester hours at other institutions
Course Numbers:
        0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
        0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
        0200 & Up: strictly graduate

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Title:   Popular Culture in America      

Course Number:      ENG 0092B
Campus: Medford/Somer.   
Room: 574 Boston Avenue 202

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to think and write critically about how American values and notions of identity are constructed through popular visual media such as television and film. Beginning with our earliest encounters with mass media, animation in the form of cartoons, we will engage various cultural lenses to explore to what extent, in manners overt on subliminal, mass media both reflects and dictates the tropes and narratives that have become the mainstay of contemporary popular expression. We will be looking critically at numerous Hollywood genres, in the form of iconic films, such as The Invasion of the Body Snatches or The Godfather, iconic directors, such as Alfred Hitchcock or Christopher Nolan and iconic characters. Finally, we will turn to the more recent phenomenon of "binge TV" viewing and such shows as Breaking Bad, House of Cards, and Scandal. English majors: Recommendations: ENG 1, 2 REQUIRED or Fulfillment of College Writing Requirement. This course has a post-1860 designation for degree requirement purposes. Please see departmental website for specific details: http://ase.tufts.edu/english/


Instructor: Sarah King

Offered in: Second session
Class Dates: Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 to Friday, Aug 11, 2017
Day(s): TTh           Times: 1:00-4:30 PM
Credit Value: 1          Call Number:      50116

Audit Enroll Option: Yes                           
Status: Open


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