Faculty of Arts


SOCIOL 211

Sociology and Popular Culture


Description

Popular culture appears to be everywhere, but what political and social effects might all this popular entertainment have on us? This course seeks to answer such questions through a sociological interpretation of popular culture as both an indicator of social change and as a location of meaning and significance. Topics include reality TV, celebrities, consumption, music and technology.

Availability 2012

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s)  Julie (Tulia) Thompson

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

SOCIOL 211: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage I in Sociology, or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with a minimum B+ pass, or FTVMS100 and 101, or 30 points passed from courses listed in Comparative Literature


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