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CO4003 Issues in Cultural Studies

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

The module will expose students to alternative approaches to the study of culture and cultural production, allowing them to reach their own definitions of the discipline of Comparative Literature in the context of comparative cultural studies. Five key areas in Cultural Studies will be addressed: (1) Defining Culture, (2) Hegemony, Articulation and Discourse in Cultural Studies, (3) Intellectuals, Truth and Power, (4) Gender and Culture, (5) Representation, Resistance and Violence in Cultural Production. The module will also give students the opportunity to improve their essay writing through a reflective learning log and coursework essay.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for Comparative Literature

UG Pre-requisite(s):CO3001, CO3002
UG Modules required for:CO4002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 seminar and an optional surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 16
  • Guided independent study: 134

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Written Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr S Talajooy
Module teaching staff:Team taught