Issues in Cultural Studies
SCQF Level 10
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
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.
Weekly contact: 1 seminar and an optional surgery hour.
Scheduled learning hours: 16
Guided independent study hours: 134
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: Written Coursework = 100%