Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2030: Sociology of Art and Culture

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan


Classical Sociology and Culture

Mass Culture and Popular Culture

The Frankfurt School: Culture as Propaganda

Semiotics: Studying Hidden Meanings

The Production of Culture

The Sociology of Art

Class and Cultural Consumption: The Sociology of Bourdieu

Cultural Hegemony and Resistance

Understanding Audiences

Cultural Globalization

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity22Weekly two-hour lecture/seminars will consist of a lecture element introducing key theories and issues and a seminar element
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity2Exam revision session
Guided Independent study36Readings for seminars and tutorials
Guided Independent study10Preparation for seminar presentation
Guided Independent study40Researching and writing the essay
Guided Independent study40Readings and revisions for exams

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).