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Module Code: ENG102
Module Title: Cultural Studies
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2015/16
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: English
Pre-requisites: N/A
   
Aims
1.To examine the basic theories of cultural studies and the intersecting disciplines of media studies, ethnography and communication;

2. To explore how the ideas and issues presented in different international media reflect social and cultural values;

3.To reflect critically on some fundamental theories concerning the cultural and societal differences and how this difference is framed;

4.To promote critical reflection regarding social and theoretical definitions of difference;

5.To promote cross-cultural and interdisciplinary understanding and engagement of various social, aesthetic, ethical and political landscapes;

6.To understand the principle issues, theoretical developments, and debates which constitute the multi-disciplinary field of cultural studies

Learning outcomes 
a. Reflect critically on some fundamental theories concerning the cultural and societal differences;

b. Understand the principle issues, theoretical developments, and debates which constitute the multi-disciplinary field of cultural studies;

c. To gain knowledge of social, aesthetic, ethical and political landscapes through interdisciplinary approaches to culture;

d. Understand basic theories of cultural studies and the intersecting disciplines of media studies, ethnography and communication;

e. Learn to interpret textual and visual cultural information while being able to critique this information through various theoretical and practical approaches.

Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions will be conducted as seminars.
Syllabus 
Week

1: Introduction: What is Cultural Studies

2: The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception

3. Orientalism and Colonial Gaze

4: The Ethnography of Culture

5: Psychoanalysis and Subjectivity

6: Can the Subaltern Speak—Women and Postcoloniality

7: Space, Power and Knowledge

8: Postcolonial Discourses Identity

9. Notions of Cultural Hybridity

10: Sexuality and Difference

11: Leisure and Consumption

12: Media as Culture

13: Gender Wars
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester   39        111  150 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Oral Presentation 15.00
2 Coursework 15.00
3 Research Paper 70.00

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