Mass Media and Popular Culture
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
Sociological perspectives on mass communication and popular culture, focusing on film, television, music, fashion, books, magazines, and the Internet. Topics include: the history and social organization of the culture industries; the relations between production, distribution and reception of media; the relationship between cultural consumption and social status; the role of popular cultural forms in ethnic and other subcultures; the significance of branding, celebrity and infotainment; and the role of gender differences in popular culture.
Note: Credit will be granted for only one of 320, 390, if taken in this topic.
Undergraduate course in Sociology offered by the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Social Sciences.