2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Feb 27, 2024  
2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

HUM 101 - Introduction to Popular Culture

Description: Analyzing and evaluating the relationships among technological innovation, American consumer society, popular culture and ethical questions. Application of critical thinking skills to assess issues, identify influencing factors, and make informed decisions.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

General Education Competency: Critical Thinking

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Relationships between popular arts, culture, and society 
  2. The historical and global contexts of popular culture
  3. Effect of popular culture on social values and personal ethics 
  4. Critical thinking in evaluating popular culture 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify elements of popular arts and culture. (1)
  2. Analyze the development of popular culture within historical or global contexts. (2)
  3. Formulate questions that explore and critique the impact of mass media and popular arts on cultural values and personal ethics. (3, 4)
  4. Apply critical thinking skills when assessing technical, social and individual issues in the humanities. (3, 4)