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Crime and Popular Culture

HNRS 2020 Sec. 066 - Spring 2022

Associate Professor Bryan McCann Department of Communication Studies

Tu Th 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
324 Hodges Hall

Matters of crime and punishment are deeply entrenched in US culture and national identity. This course explores the cultural dimensions of crime and incarceration in the United States by understanding public discourse on these matters through the critical analysis of popular culture. We will pay special attention to historical and contemporary expressions of race, class, gender, sexuality, national identity, etc. in and around the carceral state.

Fulfills General Education:

English Composition
Humanities
Social Sciences