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Course Outcomes
In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:
Analyze the various components of popular culture for investigating their influence of wellness on one’s discipline of study or chosen profession
Integrate interdisciplinary approaches for determining the impact of popular culture on various institutions
Explain how interdependent influences impact the social, historical, and theoretical approaches to popular culture by employing appropriate research strategies
Recommend strategies for utilizing the critical analysis of popular culture to develop one’s personal and professional identity
Articulate informed viewpoints on how popular culture shapes one’s framework of perception using effective communication skills
Assess the impact of popular culture on cultural and social attitudes, choices, and behaviors through the incorporation of diverse perspectives and viewpoints informed by relevant literature
Overview
This course explores popular culture and its impact on the world around us. Popular culture influences society, and society influences popular culture, creating a feedback loop between them. You will critically analyze a specific example within an area of popular culture and how it reflects and engages individuals and society using the four general education lenses: history, humanities, natural and applied sciences, and social science. From this enhanced understanding, you will be equipped to draw connections between popular culture, self, and engagement with your community. You will demonstrate your ability to think critically, investigate, and communicate clearly. These skills are often necessary to achieve personal and professional goals across many disciplines.
Directions
For this project, you will write a 10-page paper that examines the specific example within an area of popular culture that you chose at the beginning of the course. In the paper, you will examine how this example reflects and engages individuals and society. You will also describe the key features of your specific example within an area of popular culture, present a thesis statement, perform a critical analysis, and reflect on how your specific example informs your personal life and experience.
The area of popular culture could be a genre of books, comics, music, video games, or other media. It could also be a musician’s discography, a fandom, a sport, or a fashion style.
The specific example within the area of popular culture you choose should be a direct and singular representative of that area of popular culture. For example, if the area is science fiction films, the example could be Blade Runner. If the area is augmented-reality video games, the example could be Pokémon GO. Similarly, if the area is baseball, the example could be a player, a team, or an incident within that sport. Note that in the case of TV shows, you must narrow your analysis to an individual episode or a selection of episodes; an entire series is too broad for this level of analysis. Therefore, if the area is television office dramas, then the specific example could be a particular episode or a few episodes of Mad Men.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Evidence: You will use evidence to support your analysis throughout the project.Integrate reliable evidence from varied sources throughout your paper to support your analysis. Use at least two resources from the module resources sections of this course and two resources that you find through your own research using the Shapiro Library.It is important to draw from a more diverse pool of perspectives from varied sources to support the analysis, which is different from the Citations and Attributions rubric criterion.
Reliable evidence from varied sources should be interwoven throughout the paper itself. Citing and attributing sources will be represented as APA in-text citations and a reference list at the end of your work.
You will be evaluated on both criteria.
Topic Description: In this section, you will identify and discuss the factors that shape your thesis statement.Describe the area of popular culture that you will analyze and a specific example that represents this area by using effective details.Effective details include the kind of popular culture it is, where it exists, how people engage with it, or what value they get from engaging with it.
Describe the relationships between the example you chose, the area of popular culture it represents, and the population that engages with this area of popular culture by using effective details.Effective details about the example include how it represents or is connected to this area of popular culture.
Effective details about the population include demographics, cultural practices, social identity, or key aspects.
Assess how society may impact the example and the area you chose.
Explain your choice of general education interdisciplinary lens for analyzing the example and the area you chose.
Construct a thesis statement that combines the example you chose, area of popular culture, population, societal situation, and choice of general education interdisciplinary lens.
Critical Analysis: In this section, you will analyze the example and the area you chose using one of the general education lenses. You will then recommend strategies for using this kind of analysis to meet your personal and professional goals.Analyze the example and the area you chose through one of the general education interdisciplinary lenses to determine their impact on various institutions.
Analyze how social, historical, or theoretical approaches have shaped the example and the area you chose.
Describe how the example you chose could help someone better understand the world.
Assess how the example you chose could broaden an outsider’s understanding of the cultures or societies depicted in it or the people who engage with its popular culture area.Consider how the example you chose could contribute to understanding others in productive ways that do not reinforce negative representations of other people.
Describe how the example you chose reflects an aspect of your field of study or profession.
Recommend strategies for using this kind of critical analysis for meeting your personal and professional goals.What might this look like in your everyday life? Consider how popular culture can be used to address the day-to-day responsibilities or questions faced by practitioners in your field or discipline.
Reflection: In this section, you will describe how using critical analysis tools influences your personal experience, your field of study or profession, how you interact with others.Describe how critically analyzing popular culture has informed your individual framework of perception.Consider how your analysis has altered the way you perceive the world.
Describe how examining your bias may alter the way you engage with popular culture personally or professionally.Reflect on your own bias and then consider how an awareness of one’s bias can change how you interact with popular culture.
Explain how critically analyzing wellness can influence your field of study or profession.How can popular culture inform your understanding of the next big topic of study in your field of study or profession?
Explain at least one way in which your analysis might have been different if you had used one of the other general education lenses to analyze the example and are you chose.
Describe how your analysis of the example you chose could be used in other aspects of your life.
Explain how critically analyzing popular culture can help in your interactions with people with different viewpoints, cultures, or perspectives.
What to Submit
To complete this project, you must submit a Word document of 10 pages in length (plus a reference page) with 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins. Use at least two resources from course materials and two resources from the library. Sources should be cited according to APA style. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.
Supporting Materials
The following resource supports your work on the project:
Library Guide: IDS 404: Popular Culture
You may find the resources in this library guide helpful as you work on your project.

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CLASS REQUIREMENT # 2–A 1500 WORD MINIMUM TERM PAPER: A term paper of no less than 1500 words (you can have as many over that amount as you wish). This will be written on a Topic that you should select from a list of Language Development Hypotheses listed at the end of this paragraph. The Term Paper is to present a discussion based on a minimum of three articles, books or chapters in a book (excluding the class Text, of course), that describe, or support or refute the hypothesis you have selected from the list. A minimum of three citations (you can have as many above that number as you wish) with references in APA format will be included at the end of the paper. An example of APA format.Please note, however, that only the references need be in APA and not the whole paper.
Also, at the end of the paper you should include a short Appendix, which will answer three questions: 1. What were the databases, if any, that you used to find each article or book; 2. What was the search strategy you used (i.e., the search words you used) in each database to find the articles; and 3. Was each article that you cited an example of Primary or Secondary research?
Information Competency Exercise: Language Development Hypotheses (TOPICS) List to select from for the Student Research for the Term Paper (Class Requirement #2), and also the Annotated Bibliography (Class Requirement #4).
1. The effects of watching television for young children are detrimental to language development.
The number of siblings and their position in the family in terms of birth effects language development.
Increased opportunities to experience (play with) many objects as a young child is beneficial to concept (and hence) language development.
Letting the infant cry at night so that she/she will learn to sleep all night long is detrimental to language development if not the psychological development of the baby.
Exposing the child in the first five years of life to classical music like Bach and Beethoven is beneficial for cognitive and/or language development.
The more you talk to a child in the first five years, the better cognitive and/or language development will be.
Children who are read to (or who read) have better imagery and/or language development than children who watch Television.
A plentiful diet of sugar based cereals, soft drinks, pastries, cookies, and/or fast foods, is developmentally detrimental to a child’s ability to sustain attention.
Reading to a child every day (even an infant) is beneficial for language development.
10. A baby, who immediately after birth is allowed to remain with the mother rather than being immediately put in a nursery, will demonstrate more vocalization in later months.
11. Babies who are not touched will perish at worst or have diminished brain development at best.
12. Children who watch Television spend less time reading or drawing than children who don’t.
13. Children with stay-at-home moms (or dads) have better language development than those having parents who both work away from the home.
14. Sustained middle ear infections among children from birth to 5 years will have a detrimental effect on language development.
15. Learning to read and play music facilitates attention of all kinds–(focused, sustained, selective, alternating and dual).
16. For the normal baby, being exposed to two, three or more languages simultaneously is a good policy for language development.
17. A person’s first language can not be acquired after puberty.
18. Parrots, porpoises, and/or primates do not acquire language .
19. Children have better eidetic imagery than adults.
20. Syntax is only found in human communication.
21. (Wild Card) You develop a hypotheses and then do the research for your report. But be sure to clear this with the instructor first.
(Please note that you don’t have to prove the hypotheses one way or the other. Just discuss the pros and cons as you see fit. Excluding the first, you may address all references to one Topic, or use separate Topics for each reference)
– please use credible resources or university platform

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a humanities report and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
The Truth of Art
Instructions:
Aaron Douglas’s style “is the result of a deep-rooted belief that in trying to imitate the actual world, art-as-likeness was really falsifying the way we see that world.” Although all art is a form of imitation—whether of the actual or the imaginary world—Douglas’s belief highlights the way artists have used conflicting methods of getting to the “truth” of the world. Choose one image from early “realistic” methods of artistic representation and one image from later “art of alteration” and analyze the following: What kind of truth does each work try to achieve? What methods is each artist using to create this kind of truth? How do these methods differ from each other?
Review “Renaissance Art” and “Art as Alteration” (chapter 5); “The Modern American Novel” (chapter 4).
Length: 250-500 words
Citation Style: APA

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a humanities discussion question and need a reference to help me learn.
Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapter 12
Lesson 1, 2
Link (library article): The Doctors’ Choice is America’s Choice”: The Physician in US Cigarette Advertisements, 1930-1953 (Links to an external site.)
Link (article): The Opioid Epidemic: It’s Time to Place Blame Where It Belongs (Links to an external site.)
Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook and noted readings)
Introduction
The medical profession has a muddled and contradictory association with its approach toward the tobacco industry. While the profession now firmly opposes to smoking and vigorously publicizes the serious, even fatal, health hazards associated with smoking, this was not always so. Advertisements for tobacco products, including cigarettes “… became a ready source of income for numerous medical organizations and journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), as well as many branches and bulletins of local medical associations” (Wolinsky & Brune, 1994). Physicians and reference to doctors and smoking were once common in tobacco industry advertisements. The story of physicians and promotion of smoking can be found in “The Doctors’ Choice Is America’s Choice” (Gardner & Brandt, 2006).
The role of physicians in the current opioid crisis is now under scrutiny on television (Farmer, 2019) by trade publications (King, 2018), peer-reviewed journals (deShazo, et al, 2018), and by physicians themselves (Hirsch, 2019).
Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, research the history of the association of doctors with tobacco companies and tobacco advertising. Read about the association of doctors with the opioid crisis. Then, address the following:
In what way are the two situations comparable?
In what way are they different?
Apply the concept of moral equivalence. Is the conduct of doctors in relation to smoking and the tobacco industry morally equivalent to the conduct of doctors in the opioid crisis? Explain your position and be very specific.
Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.
Writing Requirements
Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)
APA format for in-text citations and list of references
Grading
This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:
Link (webpage): Discussion Guidelines (Links to an external site.)
Course Outcomes (CO): 3, 4, 5, 6
Due Date for Initial Post: By 11:59 p.m. MT Recommended by Wednesday
Due Date for Follow-Up Posts: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday
Posts must be on separate days.
ReferencesDeShazo, R.D., Johnson, M., Eriator, Ike, Rodenmeyer, K. (2018). Backstories on the U.S. opioid epidemic. Good intentions gone bad, an industry gone rogue, and watch dogs gone to sleep. The American Journal of Medicine. Retrieved from https://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(18)30084…
Farmer, B. M. (2019, August 25). The opioid epidemic: Who is to blame? 60 Minutes. Retrieved from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-opioid-epidemic-w…
Gardner, M. N., & Brandt, A. M. (2006). The doctors’ choice is America’s choice: the physician in U.S. cigarette advertisements, 1930-1953. American Journal of Public Health, 96(2), 222–232. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2005.066654
Hirsch, R. (2017). The opioid epidemic: It’s time to place blame where it belongs. Missouri Medicine. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC61400…
Wolinsky H., & Brune, T. (1994). The serpent on the staff: The unhealthy politics of the American Medical Association. Tarcher/Putnam.
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For your initial post, address the following:
Select one topic that you wrote about in a previous discussion that you are interested in examining by using the social science lens. These topics come from your discussions about the history, humanities, and natural and applied sciences lenses.
Explain how you might analyze or think about that topic from the perspective of the social science lens.Briefly describe the topic you have selected.
How has the social science lens influenced your understanding of this topic?
How is your topic analysis expanded or strengthened by using more than one lens?

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Importan Of Humanitys

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a humanities multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Part 1A: Due 8/4/22
Topic: Violence/Indecency/Free Speech Thread
Controversy Over Time and Space
Earlier you looked at social issues as expressed by popular culture artifacts in historical context. This week you do the same thing, but by looking at current issues that are being addressed by popular culture. Then you hypothesize about whether the conversations about this issue will provoke or resist change, and how and why this might happen. Imagine that you are a philosopher and you have been asked to predict the future of an issue based on popular culture.
Your main post should be in the thread that corresponds to the issue you have chosen for your final project. Posting in that thread will allow you to continue testing ideas you may want to include in your Final Project. However, you should feel free to respond to colleagues in any thread that interests you. Reading about how others approach their issues and popular culture can inspire new ways to think about your own issue and popular culture elements.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Review a sampling of modern popular culture artifacts. The artifacts should not be more than 5 years old.
Consider how your chosen issue is conveyed in the sampling you have chosen.
Select at least two artifacts.
Review how your chosen issue is being discussed today in the news media. Do this by visiting credible news sites via the Walden Library or on your own.

Post a 250-word response in which you compare and contrast two popular culture elements in relationship to your chosen issue by answering the following:
Evaluate whether your sample of popular culture artifacts is provoking or resisting change.
Analyze how society’s acceptance or rejection of these popular culture artifacts might affect definitions of normal in 5 to 10 years.
Include references to your popular culture artifacts AND your chosen issue-focused news story.
Freedom of speech is quite controversial and has been for years. With the age of social media it has become even more a highlighted topic of debate. Freedom of speech bridges over into freedom of artistic expression. Artistic expression has been deemed in the last 5-10 years when it was determined to be offensive as it relates to school mascots, sports teams, and has even escalated such that there has been discussion about taking down civil war memorials. In June of 2019 a mural outside of a school in San Francisco was under scrunity. According to the National Coalition Against Censorship, ” The murals’ critics argue that Black and Native American students are traumatized by these images of the historical violence and oppression of their ancestors. (Staff, 2020). Eventually, it was determined that these murals had to be covered with alternate material. Additionally, according to CNN, “The NFL franchise in Washington, DC, dropped its moniker and changed its name to the Washington Football Team in July. The prior name had long been denounced by Native American groups as an ethnic slur and a derogatory reference to skin color.” (Levenson, 2020). There has since been other school districts across the US that have followed suit with discussion and change in mascot’s in order to not be offensive. I believe that both of these provided elements will continue to be issues related to cultural change. While some may embrace the change as it is seemingly more acceptable, others have made statements to the contrary that this is part of our historical past and should be not viewed as such a sensitive matter. I grew up in a small town in Medicine Lodge, KS. Our origin is of the native plains tribes in Kansas. Thus the historical reference of our town as well as the name of our middle and high school mascots (Papooses and Indians). When this came to be an issue our town and remaining tribal leaders were quite polarized on how to change it. While one would think it would be the tribe leaders wanting the change it was quite divided. I feel like it depends on values, views, and the individual person as to how cultural shifts like this are perceived. Seemingly as this is still a recent issue there continues to be opposition on both sides for change and resistance there of.
Movies and video games are ever changing and becoming more action packed. With the technology around us changing and evolving daily, actors and programmers are being pushed to the max to ensure they have the next best movie or graphics for the video games. With people wanting more action, more speed, more blood, we find the violence in movies and video games becoming the new normal. Directors and creators are working harder to ensure their movies and video games are pushing the limits of violence, ensuring the public receives its perception of what they want.
Twenty years ago, there was not nearly as much violence in the movies we watched. The graphics in video games were not nearly as lifelike. From the video game Doom to the movie Pitch Black, it was clear they were only there for entertainment. They weren’t life-like, they didn’t make us feel as if we were there, but they entertained us. It was clear that these devices were only for entertainment, as they happened years away, or even on different planets. However, with movies and games now, society has accepted them as the new “norm”. We now have movies such as The Purge, which shows a world that allows murder on one day a year and even makes it acceptable. This has given our children a wrong sense of what is right, as now horror movies are not only about aliens and other planets, but instead about murdering others. While movies condone the behavior, video games now enhance the approval by allowing children to play the games and “kill” their friends. Had a bad day at school? Go shoot them in the game. Someone made fun of you? Go shoot them in the game.
Part 1B: Due 8/4/22
Respond to the following threads:
References:
Staff, N. (2020, March 24). Art and Culture Censorship Timeline. National Coalition Against Censorship. Retrieved August 2, 2022, from https://ncac.org/resource/art-and-culture-censorship-timeline
Levenson, E. C. (2020, December 14). Native American-related teams faced pressure to change their names. Here’s what’s happened since. CNN. Retrieved August 2, 2022, from https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/14/us/cleveland-washington-native-american/index.html
This has created a sense where children are desensitized to violence based on the constant bombardment (Cline, et al., 1973). Based on the studies done by Justin Chang and Brad Bushman, children with “exposure to violent video games causes children to engage in dangerous behavior around real firearms” (Change, 2019). So even while we have studies that have proven children are more apt to misuse or mishandle a firearm should they gain access to one, even while these studies shows an increase in violence and a decrease in empathy, society is still gaining more and more acceptance of the availability to violence and exposure to action packed games and movies to the children in today’s society.
References:
Chang, J. H., & Bushman, B. J. (2019). Effect of exposure to gun violence in video games on children’s dangerous behavior with real guns: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA network open, 2(5), e194319-e194319.
Cline, V. B., Croft, R. G., & Courrier, S. (1973). Desensitization of children to television violence. Journal of personality and social psychology, 27(3), 360.
Part Two: Due 8/6/22

Assignment: Final Project Milestone 4: Change
This week’s Milestone asks you to select one more popular culture artifact. Refer to your Final Project Worksheet and Final Project Overview documents from Week 1. Remember that there should be no more than two artifacts from the same category with three overall.
** In week one, I selected music and video games **
The categories are:
Film
Episodic moving image (TV shows—may be broadcast or streamed)
Music
Music videos
Fashion
Advertising
Animation (general animation/cartoons such as Disney or Warner Brothers or genre-specific animation such as Japanese anime)
Food
Printed material (books, magazines, manga, comic books, or graphic novels)
To prepare:
Choose a new popular culture artifact, your third, to include in your Final Project analysis. This element should be current (within the last 5 years) and relate to the issue you have chosen.
Consider how this new popular culture artifact defines or disrupts “normal.”
Submit a 400- to 500-word essay that analyzes how your chosen artifact of popular culture relates to society’s values. Explain how this new popular culture artifact defines or disrupts “normal.” Evaluate whether this artifact of popular culture has changed society’s values. Be sure to include:
At least one reference to a news site.
At least two other academically relevant sources.

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a humanities question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
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Learning Goal: I’m working on a humanities question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Please deliver in time ..provide answers for the following questions