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124010 VO Introduction to Cultural Theories (2018S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 09.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Friday 16.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Friday 23.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Friday 13.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Friday 20.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Friday 27.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Friday 04.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Friday 11.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Friday 18.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Friday 25.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Friday 01.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Friday 08.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Friday 15.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Friday 22.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture course will introduce students to the field of Cultural Theories. Together, we will explore the most important theoretical models and perspectives of the fields of Semiotics, Marxism, Discourse-Analysis, Psychoanalysis, (Post-)Structuralism, Post-Modernism, Subculture-Studies in lecture sessions. These investigations will be grounded in practical examples focused on, but not limited to, visual culture. By this process students will be provided with the critical tools (theoretical, analytical, historical) necessary to analyze and evaluate cultural phenomena and popular media for what it reveals about:
(1) the processes of meaning making in the production and consumption of power-discourses and cultural artifacts, and
(2) the dynamics of representation, power, and knowledge as they relate to questions of class, race, sexuality & gender.
Here is a list of some of the most central theorists we will discussed in detail:
DeSaussure - Peirce- Barthes;
Marx/Engels - Gramsci - Althusser
Foucault; Derrida;
Freud - Lacan;
CCCS-theorists;
Beauvoir-Kristeva - Butler;
Hall-Said-Bhabha;
Baudrillard-Jameson-Lyotard
Gelder-Hebdige

Assessment and permitted materials

Final written exam
(8-9 questions)
Detailed Information on the exam will be given in the lecture.
All study-material will be provided on moodle.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

see above

Reading list

Supportive material (ppts & texts) will be provided on moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, EC 125, EC 126;
Code/Modul: UF 3.3.4-401, BA07.2; EC Cultural and Regional Studies 2
Lehrinhalt: 12-4030

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