Medijos ir populiarioji kultūra

  • Dalyko kodas: VKS 2011
  • Dalyko grupė: C
  • Apimtis ECTS kreditais: 4
  • Pavadinimas anglų kalba: Media and Popular Culture
  • Dalykas atestuotas: 2022-05-09
  • Atestacija galioja iki: 2023-05-31
  • Dalyko aprašo rengėjas(-ai):

    Assoc. Prof. Jaq Greenspon, Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy, Department of Public Communications.

Dalyko anotacija lietuvių kalba

Dalykas suteikia studentams teorinių bei analitinių žinių apie medijų ir populiariosios kultūros raidą istoriniu, socialiniu, technologiniu požiūriu. Ypatingas dėmesys skiriamas naujausiai Amerikos populiariosios kultūros istorijai ir įvairių populiariosios kultūros pavyzdžių bei atvejų (pop meno, mokslo pasiekimų, maišto ir politinės reklamos) analizei. Užsiėmimai vyksta paskaitų ir diskusijų pagrindu. Dalyvavimas diskusijose privalomas.

Dalyko anotacija užsienio kalba

The course introduces students to the study of contemporary forms of mediated popular culture from different theoretical and analytical perspectives. A specific focus of the course is on recent American history and various aspects of American popular culture, including pop art, scientific breakthroughs, rebellion and political advertising. Classes consist of lectures and discussions of assigned readings. Participation in discussions is required.

Dalyko studijų rezultatai

1. To understand the economics of WWII and how it affected the privileged classes of the late 1940s.
2. To trace the effects of the “baby boomers” from the 1950s to the present.
3. To be able to discuss why rebellion is an important part of the American landscape.

Dalyko turinys

The Post War Period: economical, political and technological developments.
Baby Boom. 50s – Greasers and Bikers. On the Road – Beatniks. Hippies, Yippies and Flower Power. California Dreaming.
How Many Roads? Vietnam and Protest Songs. What’s So Funny – Stand-up Comedy takes on the world. Funny Books – Using Superheroes to redefine the American Dream.

Dalyko studijos valandomis

Contact hours (45 hours):
Lectures – 30 hours
Group work online – 15 hours
Individual student work (55 hours):
Written paper: 20 hours
Self-preparation for seminars, midterm and final exams – 35 hours
Total: 100 hours.

Studijų rezultatų vertinimas

Midterm – 30%; homework – 20%; exam – 50% of the final grade.


1. 2009 Batchelor, Bob. American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade Greenwood
2. 2015 Danesi, Marcel. Popular Culture : Introductory Perspectives
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Supplementary materials
3 2010 Dale, Timothy M. Homer Simpson Marches on Washington University Press of Kentucky
4 1959/1999 Kerouac, Jack. On the Road Penguin Books
5 1951/1991 Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye Little, Brown