INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL STUDIES
2100, Attributes: EDU, HON, GIS, PSC, PJ, Writing concentration
Diversity Requirement 3, Writing Enriched Req.
Th: 2:30- 4:30 pm, SAC 110
to the Cultural Studies course
This is a
mandatory seminar for the
CULTURAL STUDIES MAJOR
WHAT IS CULTURE?
This introductory course (no previous experience with cultural studies is
necessary) attempts to answer this question by examining the various
definitions of culture in the context of the production of cultural meaning and identities in
the era of globalization. We'll discuss the way we live and communicate by
looking at the underlying ideologies, the assumptions that regulate our thinking
and behavior, and the manner in which these assumptions are shaped, produced
and communicated through print media, the various art forms including literature, popular culture. The course will provide theoretical tools and
methodologies that enable you to understand and to analyze cultural phenomena.
LIVELY DISCUSSIONS IN
To develop an understanding of major issues in cultural studies, such as the
formation and representation of culture, commodification of cultural
production in relation to globalization, local and global cultural practices and
the pertinent ideologies that shape them.
attendance and participation in class discussion;
only two classes
per semester may be missed without written medical justification. More
unjustified absences will affect your grade.
/ viewing all the materials in preparation for the class.
presentation or response of an specific topics
2 analytical essay
(approx. 5 pages each)
to demonstrate your engagement with and
comprehension of the readings.
Readings and viewing (mandatory)
Cultural Studies Theory and Practice. Sage Publ., 2008
Cultural Studies Reader
(Second edition.) London:
Routledge, 1999 (Selected articles)
Edgar, A. -
Sedgwick, P (eds).
Cultural Theory. The Key Thinkers. London: Routledge, 2002.
O'Sullivan et al,
Concepts in Communication and Cultural Studies.  London:
Introducing Cultural Studies New York: Totem Books, 1998.
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