Sociology of Film
Academic Noncredit

Students will become familiar with basic information on the sociology of films and the film industry, and the course will provide the conceptual and theoretical tools to understand and analyze the ways in which movies are related to larger socio-cultural processes and relationships. They will also learn to apply general principles of sociology in analyzing particular movies, and they will learn to be able to critically evaluate the relationship between movies and social life. Throughout the course, we will pay attention to the ways in which movie production (e.g., casting) and movie content represent (or not) classic concerns of sociology, including race/class/gender issues, "the other", masculinity, dominant ideologies, resistance, assimilation/conformity, and so on. Group discussions, movie viewing, assigned reading, in -class exercises, individual presentations and traditional lectures will be used to achieve these learning objectives.

This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.

Online book and material fees may be added up until the first week of class. Students may opt out during the first two weeks of class. For more information, visit the Campus Store Inclusive Access Program's webpage. If you opt out, you will be responsible for obtaining the course materials yourself for the course.

Questions? Call Academic Programs at 801-585-9963 or use our online form.

Class Sections For Sociology of Film (SOC 342)

Fall 2024 Section 90, Starting on: 08/19/2024

This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit

Date(s) Day Time Location
08/19/24 - 12/05/24 Online
Tuition: $505.00      

Instructor: FRANK PAGE


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