Mid Semester Project
Sociology & The Movies

Brief Overview of Project

Select Movie Create

Apply Concepts

• For this assignment you will select a movie that can be used to apply
concepts & theories covered in chap. 1-12.

• The movie you select should be a movie that is culturally relevant
(i.e the movie has multiple references to a particular culture)

• Below you will find slides that can serve as templates. Your
information does not need to be formatted the same. But, please
keep the pages in order.

• Be sure to view the requirements for each page, so you don’t lose

• Have fun and be creative with your slides!

Project Description

Project Layout
Slide 1: Name of the movie you selected & Your Name

Slide 2: 1 Paragraph min, overview of the movie you selected (in your own words)= 5pts

Slide 3: Identify 5 examples of material culture, Identify 3 examples of non-material culture, Identify 2

examples of cultural universals found in the movie=10pts

Slide 4: Identify 1 Agent of Socialization, explain how that impacted the main or supporting characters social

standing= 10pts

Slide 5: Identify 1 Factor of stratification, explain how it impacted the lives of the main or supporting

character = 10pts

Slide 6: Identify 3 Gender Norms, Identify 3 Examples that “go against” gender norms=10pts

Slide 7: apply a theory (from textbook) that relates to any aspect of the movie=10pts

Slide 8: Explain the importance of racial/ethnic/cultural representation in movies = 10pts

Slide 8: Bibliography/Work Cited Page, proper grammar/sentence structure throughout assignment= 5pts

Examples of Cultural Movies

♣ The Blind Side

♣ The Greatest Showman

♣ Coco

♣ Raya & The Last Dragon

♣ Crazy Rich Asians

♣ One Night In Miami

♣ Woman in Gold
♣ The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
♣ Marshall
♣ Hidden Figures
♣ 42
♣ 21 Bridges

♣ The Color of Friendship (Disney)

♣ The Prince of Egypt (Disney)

♣ Brave (Disney)

♣ On The Basis of Sex

♣ Just Mercy

♣ The Help

♣ Harriet

♣ Selma

♣ Queen & Slim

♣ Schindler List

♣ Straight Outa Compton,

♣ Boyz n the Hood,

♣ Coming to America 1 & 2

♣ Django

♣ Selena

♣ Forest Gump

♣ Moana (Disney)

You don’t have to select a movie from this list, these are only suggestions

The next slides will contain examples for
what should be included on each slide as it

relates to your chosen movie.


Title Slide/Name of Movie

Name of Movie

Your Name

Slide 1: Template/Example

This Slide should include….

Movie Description

• In Your Own Words provide a summary of the
movie you selected (1 paragraph minimum)

This Slide should include….

Culture In The Movies

1. List AND categorize 5 different examples of material culture found in the movie
• (You must state what culture the example you identified comes from. Think

back to the Culture in Music Assignment. Also avoid repeating the same
culture elements/classifications of elements)

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