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IDS 404 - Popular Culture

Course guide developed specifically for IDS 404 to help support the research and learning processes.


If you were researching 2001: A Space Odyssey through the Humanities lens, you would think about how this topic relates to or has impacted human action or work. Consider the following questions that are reflective of humanities centric thought:

  • Which directors or film makers did 2001: A Space Odyssey inspire and in which films can you see Kubrick's influence?
  • Which cinematic achievements influenced or inspired Kubrick to create 2001: A Space Odyssey?

Suggested Databases

The list of databases below are some options that you can look through for topics related to the humanities. Before searching, let's strategize on constructing a few example searches.

Keywords and search strings might include:

  • "2001: A Space Odyssey" AND inspiration
  • Kubrick AND Influence
  • "2001: A Space Odyssey" AND (achievement OR legacy