The work you have done in Weeks 1, 2, 3, and 4 has been building blocks for your Final Project.
In Week 1, you selected one of the following social issues:
- Social and economic class
- Indecency/free speech
You also selected two popular culture categories from the following list:
- Episodic moving image (TV shows—may be broadcast or streamed)
- Music videos
- Animation (general animation/cartoons such as Disney or Warner Brothers, or genre-specific animation such as Japanese anime)
- Printed material (books, magazines, manga, comic books, or graphic novels)
- Video gaming
You also identified 3 academically relevant sources and drafted an introductory paragraph.
In Week 2, you researched how social issue messaging and audiences change over time by comparing and contrasting specific popular culture artifacts/expressions within your chosen categories.
In Week 3, you investigated access and distribution of your popular culture artifacts/expressions.
In Week 4, you selected an additional artifact/expression and looked at how this new artifact/expression defines or disrupts “normal” in relationship to your issue today.
This week you reflect on your work and construct a completed Final Project. In addition to revising your previous work into a cohesive paper, you will add one additional component.
Select a second issue that is related to at least one of your chosen artifacts/expressions and discuss how it conveys information about this second issue, synthesizing what you have learned. For example, if you are working with the issue of violence and how it