SOC 932 The Entertainment Industry

This course explores the socio-economic structure that shapes and controls the entertainment industry, with specific focus on the relation between social structure and the marketing and production of materials in film, music, television, popular literature, popular journalism, and web-based forms. Attention is paid to consumerism, class, and inequality as shaping factors that affect the way our entertainment culture is produced and enjoyed. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SOC 103 or SOC 104 or SOC 105 or SOC 107 or SOC 202, Antirequisite: ITC 191 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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