Sociology and Popular Culture
University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
30 points at Stage I in Sociology, or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with a minimum B+ pass, or FTVMS 100 and 101, or 30 points passed from courses listed in Comparative Literature
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewPopular culture appears to be everywhere, but what political and social effects might all this popular entertainment have on us? This course seeks to answer such questions through a sociological interpretation of popular culture as both an indicator of social change and as a location of meaning and significance. Topics include reality TV, celebrities, consumption, music, and technology.
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