Sociology Through Film was piloted in Spring 2015 and then taught again in Spring 2016. Each week there are three assignments to sociologically analyze a film (see attached sample). The last assignment during finals week is to sociologically analyze a Disney children's movie by focusing on the 16 weeks of sociological analysis of film. This last assignment assesses whether the students understand the social issues, in addition to applying them to social change. The assessment will specifically focus on two questions in the writing assignment: (1) Describe the social nature of inequality and the types of inequality found in society through this film. Think about all of the topics we focused on throughout the semester. Think about race, gender, public and private worlds, social institutions, etc. and (2) Discuss social change that can occur from watching this film. Provide ideas about social change and discuss why this social change is appropriate based on what was shown in the film. Provide a detailed response with concrete examples about social change. Since this is a children's film, focus on children and how they are socialized through film. Please see attachments.
Lights, Camera, Action: Did They Really Get It in Sociology Through Film?
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