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Sociology of Media - SOC279

This unit examines the consequences of living in a world where mediated forms of communication have replaced many forms of face-to-face communication. Through a survey of key thinkers in the sociology of media and communication you will examine questions such as: How do new media technologies impact society? How are media shaped by social structures? Is watching television a ritual activity? What kinds of community are possible via the internet? These topics are used to illustrate how key concepts in sociology – such as change, modernity, self, community, and sociability – can be applied to the study of media contexts.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Justine Lloyd

12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): SOC289, SOCX279
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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

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