You might even be required to include research in an expository essay.
Thus, when you read the list of pop culture research topics here, don’t forget that a broad topic can work for several different types of assignments.
Check out Lady Gaga’s video for “Till it Happens to You” to see how she’s using her music to draw awareness to the problem of sexual assault on college campuses.
It seems as though people have worshiped celebrities as long as there have been celebrities, but has our love of all things celebrity changed over the years?
Do people buy more if they like an ad campaign and/or a spokesperson? Think about people like Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian. How has reality television changed our perceptions of these and other celebrities?
How has reality TV impacted people’s (specifically teens’) perceptions of reality?
Think about what these artists have in common, how they differ, and why one generation might not appreciate the music as much as the next.
While it’s certainly true that pop culture can be filled with crazy trends in clothing, hairstyles, and catch phrases, pop culture can also be an instrument of social change.
Though many people see reality TV as only a negative influence, read Anna David’s Argument on the Positive Aspects of Reality TV to see one person’s take on the positive impacts.
This topic lends itself to compare and contrast and argument essays.