Teaching Sociology with Film

Papson, Stephen
June 1980
Humanity & Society;Jun80, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p197
Academic Journal
The article discusses the use of films in teaching sociology. Using films in the context of sociology, means films serve as a supplement or substitute to lectures, first-hand experience and printed material. The first approach is to use films as documentation. The second approach views films as a cultural expression and the third approach uses films as an art form. The orientation of students towards films requires students to effectively articulate the issues raised by the film. Films, especially feature films are very expensive to fund. Producers are faced with hidden costs such as mailing, projectionists, and publicity, other than rental costs.


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