ERIC Number: ED179275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
American Civilization--Popular Culture.
Miller, Carol F.
This syllabus introduces the purposes and organization of a course on Popular Culture as evidence of American civilization offered at Meramec Community College. The guide first presents a rationale for the study of popular culture and then lists course requirements; discusses techniques such as comparative analysis and psychoanalytic investigation used in the study of popular culture; outlines relevant historical periods; and cites definitions of popular culture. A glossary for the course is followed by a list of possible topics for a research project. An outline is then presented of the elements of each of the 14 course topics and the objectives for each topic: (1) Faith and Religion, (2) The Land and What We Build, (3) Mythology, (4) Men and Women, (5) Heroes--American Style, (6) Villains, (7) Communications, (8) Our Literature, (9) Our Music--The Popular Song, (10) The Visual Arts, (11) Transportation, (12) Gimmicks and Gadgets, (13) Recreation, and (14) Hang-Ups. The guide concludes with a selected bibliography of periodicals and one of monographs grouped according to the 14 topics. (JP)
Descriptors: American Culture, Architecture, Bibliographies, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Colleges, Course Content, Course Objectives, Curriculum Guides, Family Life, Music, Mythology, Popular Culture, Recreational Activities, Religion, Rural Urban Differences, Sex Role, Social Problems, Two Year Colleges, United States Literature, Visual Arts
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Meramec, Kirkwood, MO.