Dec 12, 2019  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 395-01 - Advanced Special Topic: Culture

4 credits (Fall)
Culture, in the field of sociology, “considers material products, ideas, and symbolic means and their relation to social behavior” (American Sociological Association). This course will cover a few narrow areas in depth, to give students basic theoretical competency and a sense of what cultural sociologists/sociologists of culture do. Topics to include: microsociology and macrosociology of culture; cultural consumption and reception; mass culture, subcultures and resistance; political culture; language as culture; and classification, boundaries and cognition.

Prerequisite: SOC 111  and one 200-level sociology course.
Instructor: Devine-Eller