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124183 VK BEd 08b.3: VK Cultural Studies for Language Teachers (2021W)

When the Mini Cooper met the miniskirt. Britain in the 1960s

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 23 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This class will be an online class on Zoom. Please find further details on Moodle once you are signed up.

Tuesday 05.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Tuesday 12.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Tuesday 19.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Tuesday 09.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Tuesday 16.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Tuesday 23.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Tuesday 30.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Tuesday 07.12. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Tuesday 14.12. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Tuesday 11.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Tuesday 18.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Tuesday 25.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar will focus on Britain in the 1960s and explore the early stages of the British Tradition of Cultural Studies within a larger context. We will look at general overviews of the period, such as a BBC documentary, and explore the differences between public and personal memories of the period. We will look at filmic examples from the 1960s and work on audio-visual analysis from both a receptive and a productive angle. We will also explore 60s youth culture and try to examine the values and beliefs of the Mod, the Teds and the Rockers, among other Rebels Without A Cause. We will read key texts by the founding fathers of British Cultural Studies, such as passages from the writings of Raymond Williams. Other aspects we will explore are versions of dominant masculinities and femininities of the period, which will lead us to topics such as fashion and fashion photography. And finally women will take centre stage when we have a look at the early stages of British bands such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, and analyze screaming girls and women “under my thumb”.

Assessment and permitted materials

plus BEd paper
active participation = 20%
class portfolio plus BEd paper = 50%
online written essay = 30% (open book)

minus BA paper
active participation = 20%
class portfolio = 50%
online written essay = 30% (open book)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

plus BEd paper
active participation = 20%;
class portfolio plus BEd paper = 50%;
online written essay = 30%;

minus BA paper
active participation = 20%;
class portfolio = 50%;
online written essay = 30%

all three components need to be passed in order to pass the whole class

Max. 100%; Pass rate: 60%
Grading scale:
100-90 Sehr Gut
91-80 Gut
81-70 Befriedigend
71-60 Genügend
59-0 Nicht Genügend

Examination topics

continuous assessment with special emphasis on course readings

Reading list

Course readings are provided once you are signed up and the platform is open for inspection. As a good general starter into our topic I recommend Donnelly, Mark (2005) Sixties Britain. Culture, Society and Politics. Harlow, England: Pearson/Longman.

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: Sa 04.12.2021 16:48