Anglistik - B M - Introduction to Cultural Studies


General information

Course name Introduction to Cultural Studies
Course type Lecture
Course code 050602
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Christian Huck
Faculty Arts and Humanities
Examination office GPA Arts and Humanities
Short summary Introduction to central terminology and methods of cultural studies

Information about study level

Study level Bachelor (Year 1)
Also possible for Bachelor and Master

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

Evaluation Exam
Frequency winter term

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Information about requirements

Recommended requirements The lecture is aimed at beginners of cultural studies. Interest in cultural studies is required.

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Course Content What is culture? Why culture? What is culture’s relation to media? And why study culture? This lecture introduces the central topics and terminology of cultural studies and thus provides a methodological and theoretical framework for studying Anglistik/Nordamerikanistik. It emphasizes different approaches to the term ‘culture’ as well as related terms such as ‘representation’, ‘mass media’ and ‘identity’. The lecture provides illustrative examples for the application of these concepts. It also traces central developments in American and British Cultural History.
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