Sociology

    Sociology

    Course Work Syllabus Core Paper -II (RSOC111)
    Total Hours 60( (6 Credits) Max. Marks 100


    Sociology of Mass Communication and Information Society

    Paper- III: Option: D Title of the Paper - SOCIOLOGY OF MASS COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SOCIETY
    Unit - I Basic Concepts
      A] Communication and Mass Communication
      B] Functions of Communication and Mass Communication
      C] Importance of Communication
      &D] Political Economy of Communication
    Unit - II Folk Media and Mass Media
      A] Characteristics of Folk Society and Information Society
      B] Impact of globalization on folk media
      C] Mass Media: Types and Development
      &D] Folk Culture and Popular Culture
    Unit - III Information Communication Technology
      A] Social Construction of Technology
      B] New Communication Technologies
      C] Criteria for the development of an information Society
      &D] Information Technology Policy
    Unit - IV Communication and Society
      A] Sociological Background of Growth of Journalism
      B] The first and Second Media Age- the historical Distinction
      C] Mass Media as a culture Industry-from critical theory perspective
      &D] Computer -Mediated Communication Perspective
    • Recommended Readings:
    • David Barrat (1986): Media Sociology. London and Newyork, Routledge.
    • David Holemes (2005): Communication Theory; Media Technology andSociety. New Delhi, SAGE Publications.
    • Denis McQuail (2005):Mass Communication Theory. New Delhi, VistaarPublications.
    • Uma Joshi (2005): Mass Communication and Media. New Delhi. AnmolPublications.
    • Vilanilam J.V (20050: Mass Communication in India: A SociologicalPerspective. New Delhi, SAGE Publications.

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