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2016-2017 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

SOCI 221 Modern Culture

Division of Liberal Arts

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

An examination of some of the ways in which contemporary society and culture, including the arts and media, are related. For example, which people choose which forms of culture for their use, why do they use them, what effects does the culture have on the people who use them, and what interest does society have in regulating which culture people have access to? The course considers the categories of high and popular culture, the natural of social and cultural hierarchy, the social values transmitted by popular culture and the media, and perspectives on censorship.

Prerequisites FYWT*101 or FYWT*112

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a liberal arts elective or free elective requirement.