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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3030: Sociology of Art and Culture

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Introduction
Classical Sociology and Culture
Mass Culture and Popular Culture
The Frankfurt School: Culture as Propaganda
Semiotics: Studying Hidden Meanings
The Production of Culture
The Sociology of Art
Class and Cultural Consumption: The Sociology of Bourdieu
Cultural Hegemony and Resistance
Understanding Audiences
Cultural Globalization

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
24126

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 22Weekly two-hour lecture/seminars will consist of a lecture element introducing key theories and issues and a seminar element
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 2Exam revision session
Guided Independent study36Readings for seminars and tutorials
Guided Independent study10Preparation for seminar presentation
Guided Independent study40Researching and writing the essay
Guided Independent study40Readings and revisions for exams

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).