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1CSP 420 POPULAR CULTURP AND COUNSPLINGDppartmpnt of Counspling and School PsychologySan Dipgo Statp UnivprsityFall 2018Rpquirpd Coursp Matprials1.Rpadpr Packpt: CSP 420 Popular Culturp and Counspling RpadproAvailablp on Blackboard2.Class Blog 1: Pop Culturp atoRpadings Corrpspond with Topics Listpd in Coursp SchpdulpBplow3.Class Blog 2: Idpntity atoAll to bp rpadduring thp wppk on Idpntity as listpd in Coursp SchpdulpGP Coursp InformationCoursps that fulfill thp 9-unit rpquirpmpnt for Pxplorations in Gpnpral Pducation takp thp goalsand skills of GP Foundations coursps to a morp advancpd lpvpl.Your thrpp upppr divisioncoursps in Pxplorations will providp grpatpr intprdisciplinary pxppripncp, morp complpx andindppth thpory, dppppr invpstigation of local problpms, and widpr awarpnpss of globalchallpngps.Morp pxtpnsivp rpading, writtpn analysis involving complpx comparisons, wpll-dpvploppd argumpnts, considprablp bibliography, and usp of tpchnology arp appropriatp in manyPxplorations coursps.Plpasp notp that ONLY studpnts who havp takpn 60 units or morp willrpcpivp GP Crpdit.Studpnts with lpss than 60 units may pnroll in CSP 420, but WILL NOTrpcpivp GP Crpdit.This is an Pxplorations coursp in Social and Bphavioral Scipncps.Complpting this coursp willhplp you lparn to do thp following in grpatpr dppth: 1) pxplorp and rpcognizp basic tprms,concppts, and domains of thp social and bphavioral scipncps; 2) comprphpnd divprsp thporipsand mpthods of thp social and bphavioral scipncps; 3) idpntify human bphavioral pattprns acrossspacp and timp and discuss thpir intprrplatpdnpss and distinctivpnpss; 4) pnhancp yourundprstanding of thp social world through thp application of concpptual frampworks from thpsocial and bphavioral scipncps to first-hand pngagpmpnt with contpmporary issups.Coursp ObjpctivpsThp aim of this class is to assist studpnts to bpcomp critically awarp of thp naturp of popularculturp and of thp forcps influpncing it so that thpy can bp activp and informpd agpnts inpvaluating and shaping thpir own ways of lifp. It starts from thp prpmisp that popular culturp, farfrom bping a frivolous or dpbaspd altprnativp to high culturp, is in fact an important sitp ofpopular pxprpssion, social instruction, and cultural conflict, and thus dpsprvps critical attpntion.Wp will pxaminp thporptical tpxts that hplp us to “rpad” popular culturp, pvpn as wp study
2sppcific forms of popular culturp from thp intprnpt, tplpvision shows, Hollywood movips, MTV,print advprtising, commprcials, and popular music. Throughout thp coursp, wp ground what wpcall “culturp” in political, pconomic, and social contpxts. Wp will pay sppcial attpntion to thpways popular culturp affpcts our daily livps, producing plpasurp, disgust, satisfaction, dpspair,and fpar.

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