Seminars in the 流行文化 Learning 社区 (LC) will explore film, 音乐, 文学, and other forms of popular culture. 当我们学习各种媒体, we will investigate how our love of particular genres and texts shapes our identities. Whether it is writers from around the globe or “alternative culture” here in Austin, we will examine how popular culture impacts our world.
Signature events include: Austin Recording Studio 访问; Texas Book Festival trip; Austin Movie Studio Tour; Film Screenings; Wizard World Austin.
教师 member teaching this course: Amy Adams
Films are a very powerful reflection of popular culture. Many rhetorical experts argue that film is one of the most powerful mediums because of its ability to deliver pathos, 复杂的概念, and messages — on multiple levels — all at the same time. 在这个研讨会上, we will look at some important films to see what they say about us and what we say about them.
教师 member teaching this course: Erica Zamora
What does it mean to be a fan of something? 粉丝可以很强大. It can be a source of community, fun, connection, and a safe place to explore. 在这个研讨会上, we'll look at fandoms of all types: from 文学 to sports to pop 音乐 and explore how fandom can play into individual identity development as well as reflect what's going on in society.
教师 member teaching this course: Travis Williams
Why are movies based on comic books so popular at the box office and what do they tell us about our culture? In this course we will look at a variety of films based on graphic novels, with particular emphasis on what these extraordinary characters reveal about our own communities.
教师 member teaching this course: Tim Braun
The course will explore the psychology, sociology, history, philosophy, and idea of “play.” What is “play” and what is “play” for? Via academic research and writing, 学生将构建游戏, 参加体育赛事, 创作短篇图画小说, 制作一部iPhone短片, and explore the rules and laws in our society using multi-modal learning while getting to know what college is all about. After all, college is a different game than the ones you have played before.