Catalogue 2018 - 2019

SO 326 Sociology of Culture


3 cr.


SO 101 and Junior Standing.

Course Description

This course offers a broad interdisciplinary overview of the quickly emerging field of culture studies within sociology. This course uses key sociological paradigms and anthropological theories to explore the production and consumption of culture, taking a multi-cultural view. Students are introduced to how culture is shaped by religion, politics, economics, modernity, and technology, as well by social class and stratification. Within this course, students will also explore the methods by which culture is studied within sociology and will apply these methods to the examination of ancient/classical or contemporary culture in the United States and abroad.