SOCIOL 211

Sociology of 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.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for SOCIOL 211.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2022

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Dr Ciara Cremin

Reading/Texts

A course reader will be made available if required.

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

SOCIOL 211: 15 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage I in Sociology, or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with a B+ pass or higher, or 30 points from COMMS 100, FTVMS 100, 101, MEDIA 101, or 30 points passed from Comparative Literature