Sociology of Popular Culture

Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for SOCIOL 211.


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) Dr Ciara Cremin


A course reader will be made available if required.


Coursework + exam


SOCIOL 211: 15 points


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