English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ENGH 319: Popular Culture

ENGH 319-A01: Cell Phone Culture
(Summer 2013)

12:00 PM to 02:15 PM MTWR

Innovation Hall 209

Section Information for Summer 2013

This course considers the cultural and social significance of the cellular phone. Beginning with a historical look at some of the technological predecessors to the cellular phone, we will explore issues such as the nature of talk and mediated conversation, the use of cell phones in social movements, cell phones as markers of identity and style, and the use of cell phones in schools, prisons, and the military. Many of the course assignments are completed using cell phones, including photo essays, digital videos, texting during class, and organizing a flash mob.

Satisfies the English BA requirement for the concentration in film and media studies..

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Emphasizes popular fiction and adaptation of popular prose genres to media that have strong verbal and visual elements. Relationship between verbal and nonverbal elements of media such as film, comics, and radio. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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