INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL STUDIES

Course Information
TitleΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΙΣ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΙΚΕΣ ΣΠΟΥΔΕΣ / INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL STUDIES
CodeΜΔΣ1-180
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600008027

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600067870
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
This course introduces students to key concepts in cultural studies. There is a elementary look at ‘classic’ texts in cultural studies –Kant, Marx, Freud– and then there is a move to the establishment of cultural studies as a discipline, looking at texts from the Frankfurt School, the Birmingham School, Raymond Williams, Clifford Geertz and others. The rest of the course charts the areas modern Cultural Studies cover, looking at topics such as (new) media, consumption cultures, cyborgs, post-modernism, gender studies, etc. Learning outcomes: Students will learn to differentiate key concepts of cultural analysis and familiarize themselves with its various research methodologies. The introduction to cultural analysis will inform the student’s understanding of cultural phenomena. S/he will learn to take a critical approach to the cultural sphere
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Week 1 Introduction to Culture Week 2 Introduction to Key Concepts (pg. 1-16) Week 3 Key Concepts (continued) Week 4 Questions of Culture and Ideology (pg. 17-34) Week 5 Questions of Culture and Ideology (continued) Week 6 Culture, Meaning, Knowledge (pg. 35-41) Week 7 Postmodernism (pg. 43-60) Week 8 Postmodernism (continued) Week 9 Sex, Subjectivity and Representation (pg. 63-80) Week 10 Sex, Subjectivity and Representation (continued) Week 11 Youth, Style and Resistance (pg. 81-97) Week 12 Youth, Style and Resistance (continued) Week 13 Review
Educational Material Types
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1174.7
Reading Assigment100.4
Written assigments200.8
Exams30.1
Total1506
Student Assessment
Description
A final written examination is major assessment.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Barker, Chris. Culture Studies: Theory and Practice. London: Sage, 2000. Cambell, Neil and Alisdair Kean (eds.). American Culture Studies: An Introduction to American Culture. London: Routledge, 1997. Easthope, Antony and Kate McGowan (eds.). A Critical and Cultural Theory Reader. Toronto: University of Toronto P, 1992. Grossberg, Lawrence, et.al. Cultural Studies. New York: Routledge, 1992. McGuigan, Jim. Cultural Methodologies. London: Sage, 1997. Monaghan, Leila and Jane E. Goodman (eds.). A Cultural Approach to Interpersonal Communication: Essential Readings. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2007. Smith, Philip. Cultural Theory: An Introduction. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2001. Stores, John. What is Cultural Studies? A Reader. London: Arnold, 1996. Thomas, Helen and Jamilah Ahmed (eds.). Cultural Bodies: Ethnography and Theory. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2004. Thornham, Sue. Feminist Theory and Cultural Studies: An Introduction. London: Arnold, 2000.
Last Update
20-10-2015