Comparative Literature and Popular Culture - CLTR 2228

This course will explore a variety of popular literary and visual forms, and examine the history, social functions, and concerns of popular fiction and visual cultures. Potential genres of study may include graphic novels, romance, science fiction, detective fiction/mystery, young adult literature, and slam and other forms of popular poetry, as well as visual art forms such as documentary, social media, and graffiti art. Using these texts as a lens, students will explore how the phenomenon of popularity and “mass appeal” relates to issues of cultural capital and literary taste. Particular attention will be paid to defining popular culture across time and place, and examining the role of audiences and their reception of popular forms of representation.

Note: Restricted to Arts & Science, Therapeutic Rec and Open Studies


Term Duration Schedule Class Section Open Studies

Online

Spring May 8 - Jun 30, 2023 20977 O01 Yes

To take this course, you must be enrolled in one of the related programs:

Tuition and fees for 2022-2023 Open Studies

Tuition estimate + Fees estimate = Total estimate
One 3-credit course $495 $695.50 $1,190.50
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Digital resource fee: $7 max per term
Program and supplies fee: $0 max per term
Registrarial and student service fee: $41 max per term
Student technology fee: $12 max per term
Students’ Association fees
Health and dental plan: $386 per year
Students’ Association: $51.50 per term
U-Pass: $180 per term
Legal plan: $18 per year

Note: You may be eligible to opt out of some Student Association fees after enrolling. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.

Tuition estimate + Fees estimate = Total estimate
One 3-credit course $1497 $695.50 $2,192.50
See the detailed fees for this course
Digital resource fee: $7 max per term
Program and supplies fee: $0 max per term
Registrarial and student service fee: $41 max per term
Student technology fee : $12 max per term
Students’ Association fees
Health and dental plan : $386 per year
Students’ Association : $51.50 per term
U-Pass : $180 per term
Legal plan : $18 per term

Note: You may be eligible to opt out of some Student Association fees after enrolling. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.

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