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Robert Crawford
TIBCUS 251
Tacoma Campus

Cultural Studies

Selected themes in American and occasionally other modern and contemporary cultures. Themes and readings may include: advertising and consumer culture; class and culture, gender and sexuality, identity, and post-9/11 culture.

Class description

Winter Quarter, 2008: critique of advertising and consumer culture.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

lecture/discusion/student presentations and discussion

Recommended preparation

Willingness to engage in critical reflection on advertising and other aspects of consumer society

Class assignments and grading

Reading, analysis of advertisements and presentation in class; other possible assignments exploring dimensions of consumer culture.

TBA. I generally assign essay exams or critical analyses of the reading. In this class, there will also be a project that will be either a collection of ads and their analysis; or another project interpreting a prominent feature of consumer culture.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Robert Crawford
Date: 10/23/2007