contemporary society meaning
Contemporary society refers to the modern society, in existence at the time being, and the social features it relates to. It is a dynamic reference, with the exact features being referred to changing from generation to generation.
The contemporary society at the moment features great technological dependence and innovations, longer average life spans in people, higher levels of literacy, and such things as greater levels of gender equality. Technological advances have also led to the notion of globalization and a higher awareness of international concerns. Towards the future, these features of the society are going to evolve, and either develop further, or recede into oblivion, as other contemporary issues take over.
Modern Britain is a diverse, exciting, vibrant and highly complex society. Typical images of Britain often tend to focus on traditional aspects depicting top hats, tea and the Queen. This course aims to challenge such images by introducing you to the Britain lived by the majority of its people on a day-to-day basis.
Excursions will include a trip to the SeaCity Museum where, for example, you will go back in time to experience the sights and sounds of Southampton in the year the Titanic left the port of Southampton and hear stories of the survivors.
Course Coordinator: Mr Steven Knopoff
1. Demonstrate awareness and understanding of a wide range of contexts in which technology, aesthetics, and commerce interact in both the creation and consumption of music in contemporary society.
2. Demonstrate awareness and understanding of the extent to which the aesthetic and other meanings associated with music are influenced by ‘extra musical’ contexts in which music is created and consumed.
3. Development of music research skills and confidence in written communication.