SOC 902 Hollywood and Society

This course will explore ideas and issues related to Hollywood as both a centre of cultural production and a general cultural idea and ideal. The history, structure and organization of the motion picture industry and its relationship to prevailing cultural, ideological and institutional forces will be examined. The Hollywood “system” with its emphasis on celebrity, globalization, film images, audience responses, and production itself are just some of the topics to be considered. UL Lect: 3 hrs. Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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