Universität Wien FIND

124185 VK BEd 08b.3: VK Cultural Studies for Language Teachers (2021W)

Popular Music Videos and Critical Cultural Studies

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 23 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Freitag 01.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Freitag 01.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Samstag 02.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Samstag 02.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Samstag 02.10. 14:30 - 15:30 Digital
Freitag 15.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Freitag 15.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Samstag 16.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Digital
Samstag 16.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Samstag 16.10. 14:30 - 15:30 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course will introduce students to some of the key concepts employed in cultural studies. We will discuss how cultural texts and cultural processes are produced and consumed. Focusing on such issues as power, hegemony, and globalization as well as such theories as structuralism and poststructuralism, among others, we will trace how the field of cultural studies has evolved as a discipline as well as outline the key approaches and issues that constitute cultural studies. What is “meaning”? What is the difference between “high culture” and “low culture”? How have “new media” transformed our world? These are some of the questions that the course will address. In the course, we will closely examine various cultural texts, and, especially, popular music videos.

Teaching Mode: The course will take place online.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel


Attendance and active participation in course discussions (a maximum of two absences [3 hrs] will be allowed); an oral presentation (a teaching approach); an abstract; a term paper/essay; a final exam.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

• Active participation in class discussions: 20%
• Final exam: 20%
• Presentation (teaching approach): 20%
• Abstract: pass/fail
• Term paper: 40%

To pass the course, students need to attain at least 60% and complete all assignments.


The final written exam of 50 minutes will include 7 open-ended questions.


Some helpful introductory material includes:

-- Judy Giles and Tim Middleton, Studying Culture: A
Practical Introduction (Malden: Blackwell, 2008)
-- Jeff Lewis, Cultural Studies: The Basics. 2d ed. (SAGE: Los Angeles, 2008)

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: BEd 08b.3
Lehrinhalt: 12-4686

Letzte Änderung: Mi 15.03.2023 00:17