Full year course — 4 credits   The goal of this course if for students to learn more about 20th& 21stcentury American History through the lens of American popular culture. Topics to be explored in depth include film, television, music, advertising, sports and cultural figures. Throughout the course students will explore the way that popular culture is both a response to events that are happening in the U.S. and at the same time an influence on society. Within the course there are many opportunities to explore topics of the student’s choosing. This course features a strong emphasis on the development of skills in reading, writing, organization note taking and independent research. (3-5) This course does not satisfy the United States history requirement.