INI234H1: Cities in Popular Culture

Hours: 
24L

By exploring different popular culture phenomena such as the emergence of hiphop in the Bronx, Batman's Gotham, and Nollywood, this course works to examine the contributions of popular culture in shaping our understandings of cities (as well as providing different perspectives of the city and the urban experience than is generally captured in scholarly/academic literature). Popular culture becomes a vehicle by which we will explore different aspects of urban life and urban representation.

Prerequisite: 

4.0 FCEs

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)