Certificate in Intercultural Communication - The Sociology of Culture SOSA 3091   The Sociology of Culture
Does culture permeate all aspects of social life or are there specialized social domains which are “cultural”? What is the connection between societies and “cultures” and the “culture” of music or art? This course explores the question of how one can sociologically study culture. The course reviews classical and contemporary theoretical approaches to the social production, distribution and reception of culture. Broad themes include the discussion of cultural consumption, cultural identity, cultural change, and notions of cultural resistance. Specific “cultural objects” of study may include fashion, sport, class, and social problems. The course concludes with analysis of the intersection of the fields of sociology and cultural studies.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: One SOSA 1000 level course or FYP