Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600008027

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 125
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
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 –Marx, Freud, Leavis– 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, Stuart Hall and others. The rest of the course charts the areas modern Cultural Studies cover, looking at topics such as (new) media, consumption cultures, cprosumerism, post-modernism, gender studies, race and ethinicity 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: Norms, Values, Beliefs Week 2 Introduction to Key Concepts and Key thinkers Week 3 High and Low Culture: Leavis, Adorno, Williams Week 4 Capitalism, commodification, consumer culture: Marx Week 5 Questions of Culture and Ideology: Gramsci Week 6 Culture, Meaning, Knowledge Week 7 Intercultural Communication Week 8 Popular Culture: Stuart Hall Week 9 Sex, Subjectivity and Representation Week 10 Race and Ethnicity Week 11 Digital Media Week 12 Music and Culture Week 13 Review
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Platforms Doodle, Google Docs, Slido, Thinglink, Ted Lessons, Khan Academy, Moocs
Course Organization
Reading Assigment100.4
Written assigments200.8
Student Assessment
A final written examination is major assessment.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
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, 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.
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