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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CCCX 131 Big Chicago: Epicenter of Popular Culture

From the invention of pinball machines and video games; the invention of gospel music and the electrification of the blues-and serving as ground zero for the Black Arts Movement-Chicago has always played a pivotal role in the evolution of 20th Century popular culture. Columbia College Chicago has long been at the crossroads of this cultural wellspring. This course is an interdisciplinary study of the city’s contributions to the pantheon of pop. From the first Ferris Wheel to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, “Epicenter of Popular Culture” will challenge students to explore and understand the city’s contributions to modern culture and ask them to consider the question, “Why does pop culture matter?” Students across all areas of study will benefit from gleaning a deep-rooted understanding and appreciation of Chicago as a mecca for American and global popular culture. Along the way, students will begin to ponder their own contributions to the tradition, challenging them to truly understand the concept of “authoring the culture of our times.”

For more information go to First Semester Experience: Big Chicago

Repeatable: N
Requirements New Freshman Only (FF14)
Minimum Credits 3 Maximum Credits 3

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