Soc 105 Introduction to Popular American Culture /Complete Assignments

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SOC 105 Introduction to Popular American Culture /Complete Assignments

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SOC 105 Week 1 Individual Assignment American Popular Culture
Individual Assignment: Popular American Culture Paper
• Record your interactions with popular culture by documenting different ways that you consume popular culture. Examples might include, but are not limited to, what television shows you watch and why, the types of clothes you like to wear and what they say about you, or what magazines you buy and why.
• Prepare a 350- to 700-word paper in which you
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o What are the venues for consumption of the music like? What attracts the fans to these venues? Venues might include large or small concert halls, local bars and clubs, iTunes or MySpace, or local or national television shows. o In what ways do cultural values about race, gender, sexuality, and class difference shape the music? o What aesthetic values are prevalent in the genre you chose? Describe the sound and feel of the music. How are the aesthetic values reflected in the lyrics or messages of the music? o What groups or subcultures does the music tend to appeal to? Why? o What trends are emerging in the consumption and production of popular music in general, and specifically with the musical genre you are focusing on?
• Include at least one sound clip of a song from the genre you chose. Explain the significance of the song in the context of your presentation. Note: Explicit or offensive music must be put in a historical context and examples should be used appropriately.
• Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines, including proper citation for your sound clips.
• Present your Popular Music Presentation. o For Local Campus students, these are 15 to 20 minute oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations. o For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with notes.

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