In this module, there are four regular classes, each focuses on one special field of cultural industries (e.g. we have Class 1 – Introduction: A Sociological Perspective to Media, Class 2 – Political Influence on Cultural Industries, Class 3 – The Economics of Cultural Industries and Class 4 – The Operation of Cultural Industries). What you need to do is to summarize the main arguments in each class in your own words. The summary should be complete and accurate.
After finishing the summary, the paper asks you to choose one theory/concept/argument in this module and use it to analyze a social phenomenon/event in our society. Your case could be selected from the course materials, or other reliable sources. For instance, you can analyze the prevalence of economic news on newspapers, explain why it is a result of ideological construct. Also, you can use Gramsci?s theory of hegemony and explain why the images of certain group of people (e.g. African American, Women) are always distorted on mass media.