OverviewThis course explores popular culture and its impact on the world around us. Popular culture influences society, and society influences popular culture, creating a feedback loop between them. We will critically analyze this feedback loop in this course through social, historical, and theoretical approaches to popular culture as well as the four general education lenses: history, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Each of these four perspectives allows us to better understand the construction of popular culture and its interrelation with society. From this enhanced understanding, you will be equipped to draw connections between popular culture and your personal and professional lives, helping you to become a better-informed citizen who can make a positive difference in the world. Popular culture has a pervading influence into many aspects of society, which requires diverse knowledge and perspectives to investigate and change. The purpose of this project is to examine a popular-culture artifact and how it impacts individuals and society through the development of a critical analysis portfolio and a presentation in which you will demonstrate your ability to think critically, investigate, and communicate clearly. These skills are often necessary to achieve personal and professional goals across many disciplines. In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:
- Analyze the various components of popular culture for investigating their influence on one’s discipline of study or chosen profession
- Explain how interdependent influences impact the social, historical, and theoretical approaches to popular culture by employing appropriate research strategies
- Recommend strategies for utilizing the critical analysis of popular culture to develop one’s personal and professional identity
- Articulate informed viewpoints on how popular culture shapes one’s framework of perception using effective communication skills
- Assess the impact of popular culture on cultural and social attitudes, choices, and behaviors through the incorporation of diverse perspectives and viewpoints informed by relevant literature
MilestonesMilestone Three: Popular Culture, You, and Society In Module Five, you will reflect on content that will inform your final multimedia presentation, due in Module Seven. This includes the mediated nature of popular culture and its impact on one’s individual framework of perception, one’s discipline of study, and society in general. This milestone will be submitted as a presentation draft that includes speaker’s notes. This milestone will be graded with the Milestone Three Rubric. Final Project Part Two Submission: Multimedia Presentation In Module Seven, you will submit the second part of your final project. It should be a complete, polished artifact containing all of the critical elements of the final product. It should reflect the incorporation of feedback gained throughout the course. This submission will be graded with the Final Project Part Two Rubric. Final Project Part Two Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Your multimedia presentation should be approximately 10–12 slides. You are required to include a combination of text, visuals, and sound in order to support your work. If you require alternative accommodations for completing this assignment, reach out to your instructor directly for more information. PowerPoint: You are required to include a combination of text and visuals in order to support your PowerPoint presentation. Use the Check File Compatibility With Earlier Versions and Are You Having Video or Audio Playback Issues? resources to help you check compatibility between versions of Office. Also, follow the instructions on the Microsoft Support page to compress your presentation as a zipped file. Upload the zipped file when submitting this assignment. Reducing the size of the PowerPoint presentation file by compressing it makes it easier for your instructor to download and grade.