Dec 09, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

US 243 Science and Popular Culture


This course will connect concepts and phenomena that are found in various scientific disciplines with aspects of popular culture. Students will explore science concepts in the areas of physics, astronomy, biology, and others. This will be achieved through media studies and analysis of popular culture mediums such as film, music, comic books, and television programs that incorporate scientific theories, principles, and people. Students will be challenged to determine accurate and inaccurate portrayals and use of science within these popular culture mediums. In doing so, students will gain a deeper understanding of scientific history and principles. Furthermore, this course will allow students to see the many ways in which science can influence popular culture.