SOC 143 : Film & Society: Contemporary Issues

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Film Society: Contemp Issues



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Examines contemporary issues in film from sociological and anthropological perspectives. Selected films cover such topics as youth culture, nationalism, local culture and poverty, mental health or other social problems. The content of the films, as well as issues of film production, historical context and audience reception will be the major focus of analysis.

Learning outcomes

(1) Define core anthropological or sociological concepts.
(2) Apply the core concepts to the selected films and critique their applicability to understanding the various anthropological and sociological issues.
(3) Discuss how the films illustrate the interrelationship between humans, social structures, and culture.
(4) Analyze the potential and real influence for films to be an agent of social change.

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