Oct 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Popular Culture Studies Minor

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Location: Griffin Hall 400
Telephone: 859-572-5291
Fax: 859-572-5435
Email Address: communication@nku.edu
Program Director: Yasue Kuwahara, Department of Communication

Available in both traditional and fully-online formats (see “Note” below for online option).

The minor in popular culture studies offers students an opportunity to explore their cultural environment by examining aspects of cultural artifacts and events and relating them to their specific interests. The program is designed to equip the student with tools to analyze the world from the standpoint of popular culture by introducing such concepts as cultural beliefs and values, icons, heroes, rituals, stereotypes, and popular art. 

It is the policy of the Communication Department that the courses offered by the department (CMST, COM, EMB, HCOM, JOU, MIN, POP, PRE courses) cannot be double counted toward the majors and minors in the department unless the required course is the only option.

Special graduation requirements: All majors and minors must earn a letter grade of C- or better and a 2.0 GPA in their major or minor courses.

♦ Indicates prerequisite.

Requirements for Minor (21 credits)

Elective (3 credits)

Student chooses 1 elective course with the approval of the program director.


Topics courses (for example, “POP 394 Topics: Popular Culture (3 credits) ”) may be taken and applied toward the minor upon approval of the program director. Students who wish to substitute a course not listed above for an elective course must obtain prior approval from the program director. 

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