MEDIA AND CONSUMER CULTURE
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
11483
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
This course will examine consumer culture in the twentieth and twenty-first century us. It examines advertising, the rise of the brand, and their roles in the commercialization of mass media. Of particular importance will be the role that race, class, and gender have played in shaping consumer culture (and vice versa), as well as the significance of the shift from a society based on an understanding of citizens based on democratic practices to one based on consumerist practices.
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: (COMMRC 0320 or COMM 0102) and [ENGCMP 0200 or (ENGCMP 0203 or 0205 or 0207 or 0208 or 0250 or FP 0003 or 0006 or ENGCMP 0004 or 0006 or 0020 or ENG 0102)]; MIN GRADE 'C' for all listed courses
Class Attributes
DSAS Diversity General Ed. Requirement
Gender, Sexuality & Women's St
SCI Diversity General Ed. Requirements
Class Notes
This course will examine media and consumer culture in the twentieth and twenty-first century in the US and beyond. It examines advertising, the rise of the brand, and their roles in the commercialization of mass media. Topics in the course include the role of media in the consumer society, the commercialization of mass media, the role that race, class, and gender have played in shaping consumer culture (and vice versa), and the expansion of mass media and consumer culture in the US and beyond. The planned operational mode for this class when meeting in-person is ROTATED COHORT. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-rotated-cohort-classroom/

Class Details
Instructor(s)
Song Shi
Meets
MoWe 3:25PM - 4:40PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
5108 Wesley W Posvar Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Special Instructions

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Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
34
Seats Open
1
Class Capacity
35
Unrestricted Seats
1
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20