107年第2學期-0168 文化研究初探 課程資訊
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Cultural Studies is an elective course that aims to introduce students to the growing field of study involving aspects of contemporary culture and its influences across the globe. Students will engage with topics related to culture in three ways. First, the understanding of culture in terms of the world and how space and place defines us. Second, we will look at social structures and how it influences marginalized groups. Finally, we will explore how people enjoy and make use of various forms of culture and the varying needs they fulfill in our everyday lives.
By the end of the course students should be able to:
• Understand the broad field of Cultural Studies and the varying areas of study it entails.
• Use the correct taught terminology when commenting and identifying assorted aspects of Cultural Studies.
• Have a basic working knowledge of the major movements in western culture and politics.
• Understand how culture influences the world and themselves.
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There is no textbook for this course. A course packet will be provided at the beginning of the semester and worksheets and terminology lists will be uploaded onto Moodle throughout the semester.
Barker, Chris, and Emma A. Jane. Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice 5th Edition. London: Sage, 2016. Print.
During, Simon. Cultural Studies: A Critical Introduction. London: Routledge, 2010. Print.
Ryan, Michael. Cultural Studies: A Practical Introduction. Chichester: Wiley- Blackwell, 2010. Print.