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Courses

AMST 2020 Popular Culture in the United States, 1950 to 2000

Course description

This course treats the period from 1950 to 2000 as we examine best-sellers, films, sports and television, radio, ads, newspapers, magazines, and music. We try to better understand the ways in which popular culture shapes and/or reflects American values. The course also depicts popular culture as “contested terrain,” the place where social classes, racial and ethnic groups, women and men, the powerful and less powerful seek to “control” images and themes. Topics include The Honeymooners and 1950s television; soap operas; “gross-out” movies; Elvis; the Beatles, and Guns ‘n Roses; gothic romances; and People Magazine and USA Today.

This course is frequently offered in the Summer Session.

Classes

AMST 2020 001-LEC Online course

Number:1013
Class dates:December 26, 2016-January 21, 2017
Days/times:online course
Credit:4
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Altschuler, G. (gca1)
Max. enroll:100
To enroll:See the Enrollment and registration for more information about enrolling in Winter Session classes.
  This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.

Note: If you are not currently a matriculated Cornell University student, and you reside outside New York State, your eligibility to enroll in online courses may be restricted by certain states' distance-education regulations. For a list of those states in which we are permitted to enroll students, as well as related regulations, see our State Authorization page.

Tuition and fees

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