Pop Culture Study
In double-spaced format and using 12-point font, submit a written analysis of a popular culture phenomenon of your choice following the directions below. Note that your essay should include a discussion about identity construction plus two or three other interesting observations about the characters or the medium. Your essay should be 1,000-1,500 words long (3-5 pages double-spaced). Rationale This assignment will evaluate the following course learning outcomes: • CLO 2. Apply various theories of human identity to different popular culture phenomena, using terms and ideas from psychology and sociology. • CLO 3. Describe how a culture expresses ideas about humanity through the stories it tells and makes popular, using terms and ideas from the field of literature. • CLO 4. Identify key differences that distinguish various media, such as television, graphic novels, short stories, and video games, and the ways in which these differences affect the meaning-making process. • CLO 5. Make meaningful connections between how we define what is human and the stories we tell, using a variety of popular culture phenomena that pose as variations on human identity—from avatars to vampires.