Cultural Studies

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cultural Studies

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Intercultural Communications, Multicultural Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    Description
    This module explores the key theoretical schools of thought in the study of culture. It encourages independent, critical analysis of cultural artifacts and practices, including students' own, taking into account the social, historical and political contexts in which they occur. The module compares and contrasts the diverse theoretical approaches to culture, facilitating a comprehensive overview of the main debates in this field.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify the major schools of thought that have been applied to the study of culture in a socio-historical context
    2. Compare, contrast and establish connections between these traditions
    3. Apply diverse theoretical frameworks to critically analyse contemporary cultural artefacts and practices
    4. Explain the concept of subculture and conduct a small ethnographic study of a subcultural group or practice
    5. Evaluate and defend the validity of certain theoretical frameworks over others using the relevant literature and original examples