Feb 23, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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HIST 3140 - Pop/High Culture in 20th Century America

Examines the history of popular and high culture, as well as their intersection, during the 20th- century, with special emphasis on the post-war years (1945 onwards). Moves chronologically and focus on works that include painting (from realism to popism), music (the rise of jazz and rock n’ roll), literature (both popular and highbrow), humor (including standup), and movies. Cultural developments will be studied in their historical context and related to politics and society.

Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will develop an understanding of major cultural works that existed in the past of the United States.
  • Students will develop and master formal skills of writing, argumentation, and verbal presentation.
  • Students will learn how to read primary and secondary sources critically and how to interpret meaning.

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