SOC 373 - Visual Sociology

  • 3 credits
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Blends theory, methods, and practice to examine the role of images in sociological inquiry. Applies sociological principles to understand photographs, videos, graphics and other images, and the role of the image-maker, with a focus on the intended audience, and their role in society at large.

Prerequisite

SOC 100 (General Sociology (GT-SS3)) or SOC 105 (Social Problems).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.

Required

  • Image-Based research: A sourcebook for qualitative researchers. (1998)
    Prosser, J. (Ed.)
  • The SAGE handbook of visual research methods.
    Margolis, E. and Pauwels, L. (Eds.)

Additional readings available on Canvas.

Instructors

Joanne Littlefield

joanne.littlefield@colostate.edu

Joanne received her PhD from Colorado State University in Public Communication and Technology in 2016. She has been an active member of the International Visual Sociology Association for the past 15 years, including board member roles, and was the IVSA 2017 Prosser Award Winner for Emerging Scholars. Her dissertation, The Visual Rhetoric of U.S. Agricultural Films: Autuers, Actors and Assimilation, provides an examination of societal principles and the role of films and visual communication. She has worked in Land Grant University Extension outreach and communication, in Colorado and Arizona, and is currently writing a book about her research through Colorado, The Social History of Colorado Farmers and Ranchers.

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