Universität Wien FIND

240522 SE Deconstruction of Colonialism through the Analysis of Contemporary Popular Media (P4) (2019W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!


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


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 22.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 19.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Friday 17.01. 08:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Saturday 18.01. 09:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course, which is held in English language, focuses on examples of contemporary mass media and popular culture that transported the goals of European modern overseas colonialism and sought to communicate them to broad sections of the respective populations in the colonizing countries. With the help of books, nespapers and magazins, photographs, collector's cards (trade cards), posters and ephemera, a picture is to emerge that illustrates that colonialism used a variety of media to achieve its questionable goals. Prejudices, clichés and stereotypes become more understandable and forms of exoticism and xenophobia easier to explain.

Assessment and permitted materials

A short presentation on an assigned topic in the seminar is mandatory, as well as its written elaboration as a 10-12 page seminar paper. Active participation in the seminar is important and part of the evaluation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For a positive assessment, 50 percent of the points must be achieved.

The lecturer can invite students to a grade-relevant discussion about partial achievements. Partial achievements that are obtained by fraud or plagiarized result in the non-evaluation of the course (entry 'X' in certificate). From winter term 2019/20 the plagiarism software 'Turnitin' will be used for courses with continuous assessment.

Examination topics

The contents discussed in the course are the examination material.

Reading list

Is specified in the course.

Association in the course directory

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