Sociology of the Arts (SOC 300.3)

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SOC 300 62 January 2016


This course examines the question of art in society through a number of sociological lenses, for example, historical materialism, symbolic interactionism and social phenomenology. It will examine such issues as the personal identification with art, art as a mnemonic device, as a commodity, as a status item, and as official culture among others. An understanding of the place and use of art in modern society will be its outcome.


12 credit units SOC

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