A Sociology Class I Might Actually Take

20 February 2008 at 12:40 am Leave a comment

| Peter Klein |

SOC 121-015: “Introduction to Sociology: The Sociology of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg’s Films”

This class introduces students to the science of sociology utilizing examples from the real world of society, and the reel worlds of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg’s films. Sociological theories and research, and their application to culture, socialization, religion, technology, inequality, and media are the themes of the class. Films such as THX-1138, American Graffiti, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, Amistad, and E.T. will be used as examples oft he these themes, and the fans of Star Wars and Indiana Jones will be discussed. Students will present a paper about the sociological themes of the films and the movies illuminate about the 1970s to 2000s zeitgeist.

For more information about the class, contact Professor Tenuto at jtenuto@clcillinois.edu or at the college website www.clcillinois.edu.

Link via a Star Wars fan site.

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