May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

ENGL 239 - Introduction to Cultural Studies

3 Credits

Fall Only
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 102. This course introduces students to basic concepts in the study of culture and begins with the premise that culture is a richly symbolic network that expresses and embodies the values of a people. The course will focus on the interpretation and analysis of literature, film, music, shopping, sports, food, technology, tourism, fashion, the body, and other elements of lived experience in order to understand what culture is and how it works. It is designed to give students the tools to analyze, interpret, evaluate, and critique the culture(s) in which we live.