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CO4003   Issues in Cultural Studies

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

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.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 seminar and an optional surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 16

Guided independent study hours: 134

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Written Coursework = 100%

Personnel

Module teaching staff: Team taught