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2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 405 - Sociology of Culture (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: None
This course provides an overview of sociological approaches to the production, distribution, consumption, interpretation and preservation of culture and cultural artifacts. Students will analyze how patterns of cultural consumption define social groups, how these consumption patterns both reflect and shape social status and power and how these relate to the sustainability of a cultural heritage. Students will develop an understanding of how sociological approaches to culture differ from those of other disciplines, notably the humanities.