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124268 AR Cultural/Media Studies 1/2 (AR) (2021S)

Knowledge and Communication: Cultural Studies in Practice

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung
Do 20.05. 14:00-20:00 Digital



max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Due to the ongoing public health situation, this course will be taught online.

Donnerstag 18.03. 14:00 - 20:00 Digital
Donnerstag 29.04. 14:00 - 20:00 Digital
Donnerstag 17.06. 14:00 - 20:00 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Access to knowledge matters. How else would we understand how our bodies work, how technology works or how viruses work? What is communicated about knowledge also matters. In the 19th century, for instance, many women did not know that they could contract an STD, thus not being able to make a learned decision about their relationships. How knowledge is communicated matters even more. Being shown a documentary about HIV patients or an animated cartoon about AIDS has different effects, wouldn't you agree?
This AR will address these questions by taking a look at the ways in which (medical) knowledge has been communicated in the time of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. We will consider how different media have represented the virus and the pandemic. We will discuss the (dis)advantages of this type of communication and the effects of that on various groups and their uptake of healthcare. We shall do so with relation to larger, historically bound, theoretical and critical discussions.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

This blocked AR will be structured in the following way: after the introductory sessions that will explain the themes, materials, and goals of the seminar along with the expectations of the convenor, the work will take the form of four 1-day (3x90min) sessions, in which students will: 1) discuss assigned theoretical, historical, critical readings, 2) become acquainted with specific cultural practices, 3) reflect and comment on what they have learned in their practical group work and 4) work together on a joint, practical, project.

The dates are: Thursday 18.3.; 29.4., 20.5., 17.6.; 14:00-19:30 p.m.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

No more than two lessons may be missed without certified medical reason. If a doctor's note is produced, a third lesson may be missed, but is to be compensated for at the teacher's discretion. If more than three lessons are missed, this results in failing the course.

Active participation: 20%
Individual and group research tasks (and presentations of findings): 40 %
Group specialist task: 40%

You need to complete all requirements to complete the course.

Marks in %:
1 (very good): 90-100%
2 (good): 80-89%
3 (satisfactory): 70-79%
4 (pass): 60-69%
5 (fail): 0-59%

The benchmark for passing this course is at 60%.


There will be no written exam.


The specific reading/viewing material will be announced in the first session. Texts will be provided on Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: MA 844; MA 844(2); UF MA 046/507
Code/Modul: MA6, MA7; MA 844(2) 3.1, 3.2; UF MA 4A
Lehrinhalt: 12-4262

Letzte Änderung: Mi 21.04.2021 11:26