Jul 21, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

American Popular Culture (BA)

The interdisciplinary major in American Popular Culture helps students to assess from a variety of perspectives the icons and ideas they encounter every day, to think critically about the images and assertions of the mass media and commercial culture, and to see the experience of popular culture as it interacts with questions of gender and ethnicity in the American context. Students choose five classes, including one upper-division elective, from a curriculum organized to explore: critical approaches to popular culture; gender and ethnicity in American popular culture; and popular culture in the arts. Thirty six units are required, 4 at the lower-division and 32 at the upper-division level.

Upper-Division Requirements

Choose four courses (16 units), at least one from each of the groups below.


Choose four additional courses (16 units) from the lists above or below. One must be an upper-division course in a department you have not already chosen for the major.