Bruce Foster

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Sociology
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
SOC 2470: American Society and Popular Culture
Credits: 3
This course is an early level course, which aims to introduce students to a sociological perspective on popular culture, and to examine the working of selected sociological concepts in several examples of popular culture. A familiarity with introductory level sociology is suggested, but not required. The course has two parts. In the first we will become acquainted with sociological perspectives and theories on culture; in the second we will look at several popular novels and movies and discuss how they might be interpreted sociologically.
SOC 4100: Sociology of the African-American Community
Credits: 3
Study of a comprehensive contemporary understanding of the history, struggle and diversity of the African-American community.