Sociology of Film

Final year module

Lecturer: Dr Gezim Alpion

The module covers some of the main approaches to the study of cinema within the Sociology of Film enabling students to develop an understanding of cinema as a social and cultural institution and the extent to which films allow creative artists achieve sociological insights. Key concepts such as spectatorship, audience, genre, representation, ideology, social divisions and inequalities are explored through an analysis of selected filmic texts and critical readings.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of key themes, issues and debates relating to the study of cinema within the Sociology of Film
  • analyse and discuss filmic material in relation to broader social and cultural contexts
  • apply key theoretical concepts to a variety of filmic texts

Assessment

  • Term One/Two: 1 x 4,000 word assessed work (50%)
  • Term Three: 3 hour examination (50%)