The Pop Culture and Academia Infographic Discusses Merit

This pop culture and academia infographic explores the merit of courses that explore current phenomena.

From studying Jersey shore to doing an academic exploration of The Matrix, many universities have integrated popular culture into their curriculum. This infographic explores which schools prioritize this field of study, the ways in which this happens, and the arguments for and against this approach to education. The argument in favor of this study states that studying current events gives students the ability to think critically about the world around them. On the other hand, naysayers argue that the subjects covered are driven by commerce, and are not serious enough for academic study.

Whether you're for or against this type of study, this infographic is loaded with intriguing statistics and facts about liberal arts programs.