2014-2015 Undergraduate Calendar

Popular Culture  
This program is offered through the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film Chair Scott Henderson Academic Administrator Penni Lafleur  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant TBA 905-688-5550, extension 4290 Scotiabank Hall 309 brocku.ca/cpcf The Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film offers four separate programs of study: Business Communication, Media and Communication Studies, Film Studies, and Popular Culture. A four-year program leading to the BA Honours degree and a three-year program leading to the BA Pass degree is offered in all three programs. In addition, the Department is involved in programs with community colleges which offer students the opportunity to earn an honours degree in Popular Culture and a college diploma or certificate. The study of Popular Culture offers critical and historical courses which examine popular culture and its relation to folk, mass and high culture. The undergraduate program in Popular Culture is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together theoretical and analytical perspectives drawn from both the humanities and the social sciences, and applying them to the study of diverse cultural forms including film, television, social media, literature, music and advertising and their economic, political and historical contexts.  
Journalism-Print and Broadcast Mohawk College Go to top of document
The Journalism-Print and Broadcast program involves courses offered through Brock and Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology. This five-year program combines courses and training in journalism /print settings at Mohawk College with an Honours degree in Popular Culture at Brock. The Program caters to individuals who wish to have a career in journalism. The program allows students to gain both solid applied skills and training, and a strong theoretical knowledge about a variety of topics in Popular Culture. Students who successfully complete the requirements for this program will typically be granted both a degree from Brock, and a diploma in Journalism-Print and Broadcast from Mohawk College with a total of only five years of post-secondary. Applicants must complete Year 1 with a minimum 70 per cent major average and a minimum 70 per cent overall average to be considered for admission to the program. Successful applicants must maintain a minimum 70 per cent overall average during Years 2 and 3 and meet other program requirements to continue in the program. Enrolment in this program is limited. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements. Application forms and further details concerning the Journalism-Print and Broadcast program are available from the Office of the Dean of Social Sciences.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  WRIT 3P18 is recommended.  
2. 

In all 20 credit degree programs, at least 12 credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, six of which must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above and of these, three must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above.

In all 15 credit degree programs, at least seven credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, three of which must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 15 or 20 credits may be taken.

 
Honours Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- PCUL 1F92
- FILM 1F94
- one Sciences context credit
- one Social Sciences context credit
- one elective credit (see program note 1)
Year 2
- PCUL 2P15, 2P20, 2P21, 2P30, 2P70 and 2P98
- one credit from PCUL or ENGL 2P10, 2P11, 2P15
- one elective credit
Year 3
- PCUL 2P93, 2P94, 3P15, 3P20, 3P30 and 3P75
- one PCUL credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one elective credit
Year 4
- One credit from PCUL 3P96, 4P14, 4P17, 4P40
- one credit from PCUL 4P30, 4P31, 4P34
- two PCUL credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one elective credit
 
BA with Major program Go to top of document
Year 1
- PCUL 1F90
- FILM 1F94
- one Sciences context credit
- one Social Sciences context credit
- one elective credit
Year 2
- PCUL 2P15, 2P20, 2P21, 2P30, 2P70 and 2P98
- one credit from PCUL or ENGL 2P10, 2P11, 2P14
- one elective credit
Year 3
- PCUL 2P93, 2P94, 3P15, 3P20, 3P30 and 3P75
- one PCUL credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one elective credit
Year 4
- One PCUL credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 3(alpha)89
- two PCUL credits numbered 3(alpha)90 to 4(alpha)01
- two elective credits
 
Pass Program Go to top of document
Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the Honours program entitles students to apply for a Pass degree.  
Concentration in Digital Culture Go to top of document
Consult the Communication Studies entry for a listing of program requirements.  
Minor in Popular Culture Go to top of document
Students in disciplines other than Popular Culture, Business Communication, Film Studies, and Media and Communication Studies can obtain a Minor in Popular Culture within their degree program by completing the following courses with a minimum 60 per cent overall average:
- PCUL 1F92, 2P20, 2P30, 3P30 and 3P75
- one credit from PCUL 2P21, 2P70, 2P93, 2P94, 3P20, 3P21, 3P26, 3P55, 3P73, 3P96
 
Brock/Colleges Articulation Agreement Go to top of document
Broadcasting Television and Communications Media-Mohawk College Go to top of document
Honours (only) Year 1
- PCUL 1F92
- FILM 1F94
- one Sciences context credit
- one Social Sciences context credit
- one elective credit (see program note 2)
Year 2
- PCUL 2P15, 2P18, 2P20, 2P21, 2P70, 2P94, 2P98 and 3P20
- one elective credit
Year 3
- PCUL 3P15, 3P21 and 3P96
- one credit from PCUL 4P14, 4P17, 4P40, 4V60-4V69, 4V70-4V79
- one credit from PCUL 4P30, 4P31, 4P34
- one-half PCUL credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one-half elective credit
- one-half elective credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
Year 4
- taken at Mohawk College
Year 5
- taken at Mohawk College
 
Journalism-Print and Broadcast - Mohawk College Go to top of document
Honours (only) Year 1
- PCUL 1F92
- FILM 1F94
- one Sciences context credit
- one Social Sciences context credit
- one elective context credit (see program note 2)
Year 2
- PCUL 2P15, 2P18, 2P20, 2P21, 2P30, 2P70, 2P94 and 3P30
- one elective credit (WRIT 3P18 recommended)
Year 3
- PCUL 2P98, 3P15 and 3P96
- one credit from PCUL 4P14, 4P17, 4P40, 4V60-4V69, 4V70-4V79
- one credit from PCUL 4P30, 4P31, 4P34
- one-half PCUL credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one elective credit (see program note 1)
Years 4 and 5
- taken at Mohawk College
 
Description of Courses Go to top of document
Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates a primary offering of a cross listed course  
Prerequisites and Restrictions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met.

POPULAR CULTURE COURSES

#PCUL 1F00 Music in Popular Culture (also offered as MUSI 1F00) Survey of developments in blues, jazz, rock and related genres of popular music. Lectures, 3 hours per week; listening assignments. Note: major credit will not be granted to Music majors. PCUL 1F92 Introduction to Popular Culture Historical, ethnographic and textual approaches to the study of cultures and practices of everyday life. Lectures, seminar, lab, 4 hours per week. #PCUL 2F00 New Media Literacy (also offered as COMM 2F00 and FILM 2F00) Practical training in a repertoire of skills and tools essential to functioning in new media environments, and critical analytical training in key issues and theories related to the contemporary information age. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 4.0 overall credits. Note: this course is offered online. #PCUL 2P06 Cultural and Historical Geography (also offered as GEOG 2P06) Interactions among culture, society, and landscape. The material and symbolic manifestations of culture in processes of landscape change. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, GEOG (single or combined) and GEOG (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to PCUL, GEOG (single or combined), GEOG (Honours/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), GHUM, SOSC majors, PCUL and GEOG minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one of PCUL 1F92, COMM 1F90, GEOG 1F90 or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 2P15 Research Methods in Communication and Culture (also offered as COMM 2P15) Introduction to qualitative and quantitative methods for communication and popular culture research. Lectures, lab, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM and MCMN majors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 1F92, COMM 1F90 or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 2P18 Reporting and News Writing for Mass Media (also offered as COMM 2P18 and WRIT 2P18) News gathering, writing and editing for print and electronic media; journalistic style and conventions; interviewing and other information-gathering techniques; editing basics. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, MCMN, RWRT majors and RWRT minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one credit from PCUL 1F92, COMM 1F90, ENGL 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, WRIT 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. *PCUL 2P20 Theories of Popular Culture (also offered as COMM 2P20 and FILM 2P20) Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of various forms of popular culture. Critical and research skills specific to studies in popular culture. Lectures, seminar, lab, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, FILM (single or combined), MCMN majors, PCUL, DCUL and MEST minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one of PCUL 1F92, CANA 1F91, COMM 1F90, FILM 1F94 or permission of the instructor. *PCUL 2P21 Canadian Popular Culture (also offered as COMM 2P21 and FILM 2P21) Survey of the media in Canada. Studies in the popular arts, referencing the ways that institutions (CBC, NFB) and selected artists identify and express a Canadian cultural imagination. Lectures, seminar, lab, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, FILM (single or combined) and MCMN majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, FILM (single or combined), MCMN, GHUM, SOSC majors and PCUL minors until date specified in Registration guide. #PCUL 2P22 Media and Sport (also offered as COMM 2P22 and SPMA 2P22) Representation of sport in film, television and advertising. Topics may include issues of race, gender, business, politics and ideology in both professional and non-professional sports. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of PCUL 1F92, COMM 1F90, CPCF 1F25, SPMA 1P91 and 1P92 or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 2P26 The Information Society (also offered as COMM 2P26) Relation between information technology and social and political practices since the 19th century. Historical development of information technologies, role of technology in society, critical theory of technology and concepts of control. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of PCUL 1F92, COMM 1F90, CPCF 1F25, IASC 1F00 or permission of the instructor. PCUL 2P30 Popular Entertainment Cultural theories applied to popular entertainment and leisure activities, past and present, including amusement parks, fairs and festivals, sport, and tourism. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 1F92 or CPCF 1F25. #PCUL 2P56 Canadian Cinema (also offered as COMM 2P56 and FILM 2P56) Critical and historical study of Canadian cinema. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly lab. Prerequisite(s): one of PCUL 1F92, COMM 1F90, CPCF 1F25, FILM 1F94 or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 2P63 Communication Design (also offered as COMM 2P63 and WRIT 2P63) Communication through imagery and typography, including grid usage, composition, visual hierarchy, content development and scale. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one credit from PCUL 1F92, COMM 1F90, ENGL 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, WRIT 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99. *PCUL 2P70 Popular Music and Society (also offered as COMM 2P70, MUSI 2P70 and SOCI 2P70) Critical approaches to popular music in its social, cultural, political and economic contexts. Lectures, seminar, lab, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, MCMN, MUSI (single or combined) and SOCI (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, MCMN, MUSI (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined), GHUM, SOSC majors, PCUL and MEST minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one of PCUL 1F00, 1F92, COMM 1F90, CPCF 1F25, MUSI 1F50, SOCI 1F90 or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 2P91 Social Media: Reading and Writing in New Spaces (also offered as COMM 2P91 and IASC 2P91) Theory, philosophy and politics of Social Media as a communicative mode. Topics include critical theory in a Social Media context, changing perceptions of reader narrative and Social Media compared with other electronic textuality. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of PCUL 1F92, COMM 1F90, CPCF 1F25, IASC 1F00 or permission of the instructor. *PCUL 2P93 Popular Narrative (also offered as COMM 2P93, ENGL 2P93 and FILM 2P93) Analysis of storytelling across different media such as novels, film, television, the Internet and video games. Lectures, seminar, lab, 5 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, ENGL (single or combined), ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), FILM (single or combined) and MCMN majors. Prerequisite(s): one of PCUL 1F92, COMM 1F90, CPCF 1F25, ENGL 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, FILM 1F94 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in PCUL (COMM/ENGL) 2F92. #PCUL 2P94 Popular Cinema (also offered as COMM 2P94 and FILM 2P94) Popular cinema as art and institution emphasizing film genres and cultural contexts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly lab. Prerequisite(s): one of PCUL 1F92, CPCF 1F25, FILM 1F94. #PCUL 2P98 Media Industries (also offered as COMM 2P98 and SOCI 2P98) Canadian media production in its economic, political and technological environments. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, MCMN, FILM (single and combined), SOCI (single and combined) majors and MEST minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one of PCUL 1F92, COMM 1F90, SOCI 1F90. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in PCUL (COMM/SOCI) 3P14. PCUL 3P01 Directed Reading Tutorial combined with one or more research papers or projects in an area of Popular Culture Studies of mutual interest to the student and instructor. Restriction: permission of the Department. Note: students are responsible for arranging their course with a faculty member in consultation with the Academic Adviser and must submit a written contract signed by the faculty member to the Undergraduate Program Adviser before registration. *PCUL 3P03 Advanced Studies in Popular Narrative (also offered as COMM 3P03, ENGL 3P03 and FILM 3P03) Case studies in adaptation of popular texts across media. Lectures, seminar, lab, 5 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, ENGL (single or combined), ENGL (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), FILM (single or combined) and MCMN majors. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 2P93. #PCUL 3P06 Class and Culture (also offered as LABR 3P06 and SOCI 3P06) Labour issues as portrayed in cultural formats such as media, film, fiction and art. Topics may include the labour movement, its role in society and its portrayal in popular culture. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to students with a minimum 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): one of PCUL 2P20, 2P30, LABR 1F90, 1F99, SOCI 1F90 or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 3P15 Media Analysis (also offered as COMM 3P15) Introduction to methods of media analysis. Comparison of theoretical and methodological approaches to mass media content, production, consumption, and reception. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, MCMN majors and MEST minors with a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 2P15 (2P17). Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in PCUL (COMM/SOCI) 3P16. #PCUL 3P18 Audience Studies (also offered as COMM 3P18 and FILM 3P18) Theoretical and methodological approaches to the understanding of audiences for media and cultural products, including print, sound, film, broadcasting and digital media. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 2P20 or (FILM 2P10). #PCUL 3P19 Communication and Media Policy (also offered as COMM 3P19) Historical trends in objectives and implementation of communication policies. Topics include broadcasting, subsidies, protection, regulation and effect of international trade on domestic media policy. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, MCMN majors, DCUL and MEST minors with a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 2P98. Completion of this course will replace credit and grade previously obtained in PCUL (COMM) 2P17. *PCUL 3P20 Television Studies (also offered as COMM 3P20 and FILM 3P20) Historical, theoretical and critical approaches to television. Lectures, seminar, lab, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, FILM (single or combined), MCMN, STAC majors and PCUL minors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 9.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 2P20, FILM 2F90 or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 3P21 Canadian Television (also offered as COMM 3P21 and FILM 3P21) Historical, theoretical and critical approaches to Canadian television. Lectures, seminar, lab, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, FILM (single or combined), MCMN, STAC majors and PCUL minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 3P20 or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 3P26 Social and Political Aspects of Digital Gaming (also offered as COMM 3P26 and IASC 3P26) Critical investigation of digital gaming, particularly of the interrelationships among communication, media, computing and software development. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum 9.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 2P20 or IASC 2F00. PCUL 3P30 Folk Culture Theories and approaches to folk culture; folk groups, traditions, rituals, performances, recreation and material culture. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 2P30 or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 3P51 Popular Music, Identity, and Place (also offered as GEOG 3P51) Examines links among places, music and cultural identities focusing on globalization, migration and mobility, place identity, music tourism and the role of companies and technologies in music's diffusion, innovation and commercialization. Lectures, seminar, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, GEOG (single or combined) and GEOG (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to PCUL, GEOG (single or combined), GEOG (Honours/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), GHUM, SOSC majors, PCUL and GEOG minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one of PCUL 1F92, 2P06, GEOG 2P01, 2P02, 2P03, 2P13 or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 3P55 Advertising in Context (also offered as COMM 3P55) Methodological and critical approaches to contemporary advertising in its cultural, social and political-economic contexts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, MCMN majors, PCUL and MEST minors with a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or permission ot the instructor. *PCUL 3P63 Desktop Publishing and Design (also offered as COMM 3P63 and WRIT 3P63) Practicum in desktop publishing, layout and design. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, MCMN, RWRT majors and RWRT minors with a minimum of 9.0 overall credits. *PCUL 3P73 Popular Music and Youth Culture (also offered as COMM 3P73, MUSI 3P73 and SOCI 3P73) Cultural relation between young people and popular music. Topics include music's role in the formation of identity, the connection between musical taste and various forms of youth fashion or style, and the impact of new technologies on the ways in which young people access music. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, MCMN, MUSI (single and combined), SOCI (single and combined) majors, PCUL and MEST minors with a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor. *PCUL 3P75 Cultures of Consumption (also offered as COMM 3P75) Commodities within social life. Topics may include gift giving, shopping malls, identity and status, lifestyles, romanticism and hedonism, and ethical or alternative consumption. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 9.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 2P20. #PCUL 3P92 Technology and Culture (also offered as COMM 3P92 and IASC 3P92) Exploration of mutually productive relation among cultural practices and technologies, using historical and contemporary examples. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, IASC (single or combined), MCMN majors and DCUL minors with a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): one of PCUL 2P20, 2P26, 2P98 (3P14), IASC 1F00 or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 3P93 Media and Minorities (also offered as COMM 3P93 and SOCI 3P93) Relation between mass media and minority groups in society including dominant representations and stereotypes of cultural, racial and sexual minorities, and minority group access to alternative forms of media production. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly lab. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, MCMN, SOCI (single or combined) majors and MEST minors with a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1F90, SOCI 2P00 (2P13) and 2P11 or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 3P94 Film Genre (also offered as COMM 3P94 and FILM 3P94) Genre theory and its application to popular film. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly lab. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 2P20 and 2P21, FILM 2F90 or permission of the instructor *PCUL 3P96 Issues in Popular Culture (also offered as COMM 3P96 and FILM 3P96) Specialized studies in popular culture, and its role in specific social, historical or theoretical contexts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly lab. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 2P20 and 2P21 or FILM 2F90. #PCUL 3P97 Gender and Cinema to the 1960s (also offered as COMM 3P97, FILM 3P97 and WGST 3P97) Representation of gender, sexuality, race and class and implications of spectatorship and ideology. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly lab. Prerequisite(s): one of PCUL 2P20 and 2P21, FILM 2F90, WGST (WISE) 2P91 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE 3P97. #PCUL 3P98 Gender and Contemporary Cinema (also offered as COMM 3P98, FILM 3P98 and WGST 3P98) Representation of gender, sexuality, race and class via ideology, feminism, queer theory, and spectatorship in film and video texts since the 1960s. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly lab. Prerequisite(s): one of PCUL 2P20 and 2P21, FILM 2F90, WGST (WISE) 2P91 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE 3P98. #PCUL 3P99 Geography of Cultural Industries (also offered as COMM 3P99 and GEOG 3P99) Locational dynamics of cultural industries, including role of fairs, gatekeepers, lingua franca, path dependence, processes of circular and cumulative causation. Topics may include Hollywood, Paris, London, Tokyo, media industries, publishing, motion pictures, recorded music, video games, live entertainment, fashion, interior design and home furnishings. Link between consumption, display and identity. Geography of artistic attraction, regional impacts of cultural policies. Lectures, seminar, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, GEOG (single or combined), GEOG (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) and MCMN majors until the date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, GEOG (single or combined), GEOG (Honours/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), MCMN, GHUM, SOSC majors, PCUL and GEOG minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one of PCUL 2P98 (3P14), GEOG 2P01, 2P02, 2P03, 2P06, 2P13 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in PCUL (COMM/GEOG) 3P69. *PCUL 3Q92 Food and Popular Culture (also offered as COMM 3Q92) Studies of food in media and everyday life. Topics may include food on screens and in print; celebrity chefs; food and meaning making; cooking and domestic sphere; culture and table manners; taste; political economy of food; contemporary food rituals; dietary subcultures. Lectures seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 2P20 or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 3Q94 Television Genres (also offered as COMM 3Q94 and FILM 3Q94) Genre theory and its application to popular television. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; plus weekly lab. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 2P20 and 2P21, FILM 2F90 or permission of the instructor. PCUL 3V50-3V59 Special Topics in Popular Culture Studies Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 2P20, 2P21 and 2P94 or permission of the instructor. PCUL 4F99 Honours Thesis Thesis on a topic of mutual interest to the student and the instructor, with a critical, historical or contemporary focus. Restriction: open to PCUL majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits, a minimum 78 percent major average, approval to year 4 (honours) and permission of the Department. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 4P30 and 4P31 (may be taken concurrently). Note: students are responsible for arranging their course with a faculty member, in consultation with the Academic Adviser and must submit a written proposal before registration. The reading may not be on the topic of the student's PCUL 4P80 directed reading. *PCUL 4P03 Applied Studies in Popular Narrative (also offered as COMM 4P03 and FILM 4P03) Practical and theoretical approaches to the adaptation of popular narratives. Lectures, lab, seminar, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, FILM (single or combined) and MCMN majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): PCUL 3P03. PCUL 4P06 Advanced Studies in Popular Culture Issues in popular culture and its role in specific social, historical and theoretical contexts. Lectures, lab, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL majors with approval to year 4 (honours) and permission of the Department. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 3P96. #PCUL 4P14 Advanced Research in Cultural Industries (also offered as COMM 4P14) Advanced research into the national and international development, operations and political economy of a single cultural industry. Topics may include press, periodicals, radio, music, film, television or interactive media industries. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, MCMN majors and MEST minors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 4P17 Advanced Research in Communication and Media Policy (also offered as COMM 4P17) Advanced research on public policy objectives and instruments for media, cultural industries, public and private broadcasting in Canada and internationally. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM and MCMN majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 4P18 Media and the Natural Environment (also offered as COMM 4P18) Media constructions of the natural environment, environmental movements and environmental issues such as pollution, climate change and consumerism. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, MCMN majors and MEST minors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. *PCUL 4P23 Research on Media and Popular Culture (also offered as COMM 4P23 and SOCI 4P23) Advanced research seminar on the relations between mass media and popular culture. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, MCMN, SOCI (single or combined) majors and MEST minors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): PCUL 2P98 (3P14) or 3P15. *PCUL 4P30 Theories of Mass Culture (also offered as COMM 4P30 and FILM 4P30) Studies in cultural theory and its application to mass media texts, referencing the work of the Frankfurt School, French Structuralism and British Cultural Studies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL and FILM (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, FILM (single or combined), MCMN majors, DCUL and MEST minors. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 4P31 Theories of the Visible (also offered as COMM 4P31 and FILM 4P31) Central 20th-century developments in theories of visibility and their relevance to the field of media studies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL and FILM (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, FILM (single or combined) and MCMN majors. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. *PCUL 4P34 Taste and Cultural Politics (also offered as COMM 4P34 and FILM 4P34) Application of cultural theories to the analysis of taste, distinction, class, cultural standards and moral panics, transgression and trash culture. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, FILM (single or combined) and MCMN majors. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. PCUL 4P40 Popular Culture and Identity Theoretical and methodological approaches to analysis of identity in popular culture. Topics may include class, gender, locality, ethnicity, and nationality. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 4P55 History of Advertising (also offered as COMM 4P55) Historical research into the development of Canadian advertising practices in an international context. Evaluation of the cultural and economic impact of advertising on the mass media and the role of advertising in the formation of a consumer culture. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM and MCMN majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 4P61 Conventions of Screen Realism (also offered as COMM 4P61 and FILM 4P61) How representation and perception of reality have evolved with technology and aesthetics, from the Lumičres to reality television. Lectures, lab, seminar, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, FILM (single or combined) and MCMN majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in PCUL (FILM/COMM) 4V61. *PCUL 4P70 Advanced Studies in Popular Music (also offered as COMM 4P70 and MUSI 4P70) Focus on a specific culture, genre, issue or historical era. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, MCMN and MUSI (single or combined) majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 4P73 Digital Cities (also offered as COMM 4P73 and GEOG 4P73) Debates, themes and issues arising from the impact of emerging technologies on cities including the virtual/built environment, planning urban infrastructure and digital accessibility, mobilities, digital democracies, networked societies, social and locative media. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, GEOG (single or combined) and GEOG (Honours/BEd Intermediate/Senior) and MCMN majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): one of PCUL 3P15, 3P26, 3P92, GEOG 3P41, 3P45, 3P53, 3P60, 3P63, 3P66, 3P86, 3P87, 3P98 (3P93), 3P99 or permission of the instructor. PCUL 4P80 Directed Reading Directed individual or group readings in an area of popular culture. Restriction: open to PCUL majors with a minimum of 14.0 credits, a minimum 75 percent major average, approval to year 4 (honours) and permission of the Department. Note: students are responsible for arranging their course with a faculty member, in consultation with the Academic Adviser and must submit a written proposal, signed by the Undergraduate Program Adviser before registration. The reading may not be on the topic or with the faculty member of the student's PCUL 4F99 thesis. PCUL 4V50-4V59 Contemporary Issues in Popular Culture Studies Special topics in contemporary popular culture research. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 4V59 2014-2015: Writing Cultural Criticism for the Media (also offered as COMM 4V59 and FILM 4V59) Skills and techniques of reviewing and discussing film and other forms and aspects of popular culture for the mass media. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, FILM (single or combined) and MCMN majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. Note: weekly writing assignments discussed in a workshop context. PCUL 4V60-4V69 Historical Perspectives in Popular Culture Specialized studies in popular culture addressing specific forms, genres or issues in a particular historical period. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 4V63 2014-2015: The Private Eye in American Film and Television (also offered as COMM 4V63 and FILM 4V63) Historical development and critical analysis of the iconic figure of the Private Eye in American Culture. Lectures, lab, seminar, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, FILM (single or combined) and MCMN majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. PCUL 4V70-4V79 Issues in International Popular Culture Specialized studies of popular culture in international or global contexts. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor. #PCUL 4V72 2014-2015: Scottish Cinema and Culture (also offered as COMM 4V72 and FILM 4V72) Historical and critical examinations of cinematic representations of Scotland and their cultural contexts. Lectures, lab, seminar, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to PCUL, BCMN, COMM, FILM (single or combined) and MCMN majors with approval to year 4 (honours) or permission of the instructor.

INTERNSHIP COURSES

PCUL 4F00 Internship in Communication, Popular Culture or Film Part-time placement related to communication, popular culture or film in a company, agency or not-for-profit organization. Students are responsible for arranging their own placements in consultation with the department Academic Adviser, Internships Officer and faculty supervisor. Tutorial, regularly scheduled meetings, 160 hour placement. Restriction: open to PCUL majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits and permission of the Department. Note: enrolment is limited. Students will be required to complete a major paper setting the placement experience within a theoretical context. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in PCUL 4P00, 4P01, COMM 4F00, 4P00, 4P01, FILM 4F00, 4P00 and 4P01. PCUL 4P00 Placement in Communication, Popular Culture or Film Part-time placement related to communication, popular culture or film in a company, agency or not-for-profit organization. Students are responsible for arranging their own placements in consultation with the department Academic Adviser, Internships Officer and faculty supervisor. Tutorial, regularly scheduled meetings, 80 hour placement. Restriction: open to PCUL majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits and permission of the Department. Note: enrolment is limited. Students will be required to complete a major paper setting the placement within a theoretical context. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in PCUL 4F00, COMM 4F00, 4P00, 4P01, FILM 4F00, 4P00 and 4P01. PCUL 4P01 Placement in Communication, Popular Culture or Film Part-time placement related to communication, popular culture or film in a company, agency or not-for-profit organization. Students are responsible for arranging their own placements in consultation with the department Academic Adviser, Internships Officer and faculty supervisor. Tutorial, regularly scheduled meetings, 80 hour placement. Restriction: open to PCUL majors with a minimum of 13.5 overall credits and permission of the Department. Note: enrolment is limited. Students will be required to complete a major paper setting the placement within a theoretical context. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in PCUL 4F00, COMM 4F00, 4P00, 4P01, FILM 4F00, 4P00 and 4P01.
 
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