Sociology of Culture

 

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences
Department of Sociology and Communication

 

 

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

0

 

I. Description

 

Sociology of Culture

Kultúraszociológia

 

Neptun code Academic year C/E Assessment Contact hours (th/pr) Credit Language Semester
BMEGT431143 2018/19Eintra-term grading 2/02EnglishFall

 

Instructor

Róza Emília Barna, Associate Professor
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Depart. of Sociology and Communication

 

Entry requirements
-

Mandatory/recommended preliminary courses
-

Description

The course introduces basic theories of the Sociology of Culture relating to identity, subcultures, cultural differences and ethnicity, as well as presenting and discussing their practical relevance. Throughout the term, we will critically examine the concepts of high, mass and subculture, as well as those of nation, tradition, and community. The aim of this critical inquiry is not the relativisation of the mentioned concepts, but the introduction of those processes of social construction that lead to the emergence, consolidation and at times (re)negotiation of these categories and the related values and emotions. Through such inquiry, we are aiming towards a more nuanced understanding of the social-cultural conflicts of today’s globalised society by the end of the term. Beyond presenting relevant theories and literature, the goal is to discuss the practical relevance and applicability of the observations through examples taken from across the globe.

 

Topics

Wednesday
16:15-17:45
Weekly Topics
2019.02.06

Introduction: Culture and Society

2019.02.13

Taste and Social Class

2019.02.20

Popular Culture and High Culture

2019.02.27

Researching Subcultures: from Deviance to Neo-tribes

2019.03.06

Youth, Music and Subcultural Capital

2019.03.13

TEST 1 (mid-term)

2019.03.20
School Holiday

SPRING BREAK

2019.03.27

Cultural Identity

2019.04.03

The Nation as Imagined Community

2019.04.10

Ethnicity and Popular Culture

2019.04.17

Collective Memory and Nostalgia 

2019.04.24

Gender and Culture

2019.05.01
School Holiday

SCHOOL HOLIDAY

2019.05.08

Technology, Culture and Society

2019.05.15

TEST 2 (end-of-term)

 

Readings

 

Teaching method

theory

 

 

Requirements

 

 

Re-sit possibilities

According to the Study and Exam Regulations

It is possible to (re)write one missed or failed test during the week commencing 20 May 2019, or both tests if justified and certified (e.g. in the case of illness or a study trip).

 

Consultation

E.713 Monday 14:00-16:00

 

Course requirements

In order to successfully complete the course, you need to regularly attend classes and prepare for them by reading the appointed reading material (provided by the course instructor) in advance. It is requested that you bring the texts with you to the class. Failing to attend classes not only results in diminishing results in the assessment of your class activity, but even more importantly, it may also make it more of a challenge to come to terms with key concepts, relevance and application of course reading material, as these issues are extensively discussed in class meetings.

 

Evaluation criteria

The tests will each consist of 3-5 short essay questions. Components of the grade:

 

Evaluation

95-100%Excellent [A]
90-94%Very Good [B]
77-89%Good [C]
64-76%Satisfactory [D]
50-63%Pass [E]
0-49%Fail [F]

 

 

Student work required for the completion of the course

Contact hour40%
Preparation for classes10%
Preparation for test40%
Learning written material10%
Sum100%

 

Course supervisor

név beosztás tanszék
Barna Róza Emíliaegyetemi docens BME Szociológia és Kommunikáció Tanszék

 

Korábbi adatlapok

2017/18 ősz
2017/18 ősz
2017/18 tavasz
2017/18 tavasz
2018/19 ősz
2017/18 tavasz
2018/19 tavasz
2018/19 tavasz