University of Colorado Boulder
Fandom and Popular Culture in the Digital Age Specialization
University of Colorado Boulder

Fandom and Popular Culture in the Digital Age Specialization

Build skills to analyze and interpret Pop Culture. Explore the dynamics of fandom, popular culture, and digital media by developing strategies for self-reflection, close reading, and analysis and interpretation.

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Christopher Haynes

Instructor: Christopher Haynes

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What you'll learn

  • Develop strategies for self-reflection and awareness, digital literacy, and meaningful engagement with fandom, popular culture, and digital media

  • Analyze the products of popular culture through applied close reading frameworks

  • Connect and synthesize critical self-reflection and close reading frameworks through personal writing and creative expression

  • Deepen investment in pop culture passions and communities and celebrate what we love and how we love it, and who we love it with

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Specialization - 3 course series

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Beginner level

Recommended experience

1 month at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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Specialization - 3 course series

Fandom, Social Media, and Authenticity in the Digital Age

Course 116 hours4.7 (10 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Define and describe the relationship between fandom, popular culture, and digital media as each impact our identity and interactions with others

  • Apply critical self-reflection and close reading frameworks through personal and professional writing

  • Engage with pop culture and fandom communities by leveraging online platforms to make connections and synthesize learning

  • Reflect on your personal relationship to social media, identity, representation, and social interaction online

Skills you'll gain

Category: Social Media
Category: analysis
Category: Writing
Category: digital literacy
Category: close reading

What you'll learn

  • Define and describe the dynamics of popular music and its relationship with fandom, popular culture, and digital media

  • Apply critical self-reflection and close reading frameworks through analytical writing and creative expression

  • Engage with pop culture and fandom communities by leveraging online platforms to make connections and synthesize learning

  • Reflect on your personal relationship to popular music, popular art, and how popular culture intersects with memory and nostalgia

Skills you'll gain

Category: Critical Thinking
Category: Communication
Category: Creativity
Category: Evaluation
Category: analysis

What you'll learn

  • Define and describe the dynamics of geek culture, as well as its relationships to fandom, popular culture, and digital media

  • Apply critical self-reflection and close reading frameworks through analytical writing and creative expression

  • Engage with pop culture and fandom communities by leveraging online platforms to make connections and synthesize learning

  • Reflect on your personal relationship to geek culture, and how popular culture intersects with memory and nostalgia

Skills you'll gain

Category: Self-Reflection
Category: Critical Thinking
Category: Communication
Category: Culture
Category: analysis

Instructor

Christopher Haynes
University of Colorado Boulder
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