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Consumer Society
SOC 227
Spring 2012
Section: 01  

Throughout the 20th, and now the 21st century, consumerism has increasingly come to dominate American society. Shopping, buying, having, showing, and wearing are central aspects of who we are, who we dream of being, how we interact with each other, and how we affect the larger environment. This course is an overview of contemporary consumer society. It draws on classic sociological texts, as well as recent, multi- and interdisciplinary writings about consumer society from sociology, economics, history, anthropology, and nutrition. It presents many of the key issues and controversies surrounding consumerism by providing multiple points of view.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SOC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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