10503 Culture, Communication and Leisure in Israel 1

Credits: 6 advanced credits in Communication or in Sociology & Anthropology

Prerequisites: 36 credits, including either Introduction to Sociology or Introduction to Mass Media. Students must also fulfill all English requirements and take bibliographic instruction in the Library.

Recommended: Introduction to Quantitative Research I: Principles and Design or Research Methods in Social Sciences: Guiding Principles and Research Styles

Authors: Hanna Adoni, Michael Gurevitch, Elihu Katz, Shosh Weitz, Hadassah Haas, Miriam Schiff. The materials include a reader of major articles and book chapters (in Hebrew and English) in the area of culture, communication and leisure in Israel and the world.

The course analyzes the issue of leisure in Israel and in the western world as an integral part of human activities in general, individual and societal. It examines the mutual relations between leisure and work, society, religion, culture and media consumption in Israel and the world.

Topics: The sociology of culture; The sociology of time; Cultural institutions and markets; Culture and media consumption; Cultural policy the role of the state in cultural life.

1Students may write a seminar paper in this course, although it is not required.