Summer Courses 2012





Sociology of Media and Popular Culture

Term: 
Summer 2013
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
SOCIOLOGY (SOCI)
Course Number: 
SOCI 137 910
Schedule: 
Tuesday 9:00am-12:10pm
Schedule: 
Thursday 9:00am-12:10pm
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Day(s): 
Thursday
Instructor: 

DANIELSEN, SABRINA M

Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Secondary Program: 
The Young Scholars Program
Course Note: 
Also fulfills General Requirement in Arts & Letters for Class of 2009 and prior
Course Description: 

This course relies on a variety of sociological perspectives to examine the role of the media and popular culture in society, with a particular emphasis on the power of the entertainment industries, the relationship between cultural consumption and status, and the social organization of leisure activities from sports to shopping. Specific course topics include the globalization of branding and popular culture, the rise of aesthetics and style in everyday life, the importance of social networks in the diffusion of fads, fashions, and mass media; and the social effects of new media technologies in the digital age.

Syllabus: 

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