99年第1學期-0166 文化研究初探 課程資訊

課程分享

選課分析

本課程名額為 35人,已有11人選讀,尚餘名額24人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
Weekly work, study questions 10 Written to engage with the chapter readings and/or handouts
essays, short 10 response to an issue or topic
essay, longer 30 Research project
presentation 10 Based on research project
Mid Term Exam 15
Final Exam 25

授課教師

Thomas Argiro

教育目標

1.Students will gain knowledge of the various perspectives particular to Cultural Studies, concerning broad cultural areas influencing human self-concepts, forms of expression, modes of discourse and reactions to various lived social and cultural experiences. These will be made present through readings, lectures and discussion. They will bring demonstrate evidence of mastering this knowledge via writings, presentations and on exams. 2. Students will gain understanding of the particular terminology applied to the investigation of various sub-disciplines within Cultural Studies, as these are relevant to usage in scholarly and media materials in the English language. They will demonstrate mastery of this material via writings, discussion, presentations and on exams. 3. Students will gain insight into and be able to recognize the ways in which everyday social communication in its various personal and professional forms is indebted to Cultural Studies language, concepts and meanings. They will give evidence of having understood this influence through writings, discussion, presentations and on exams. 4. Students will learn how to apply a Cultural Studies analysis to a particular, aesthetic, cultural or conceptual issue currently under discussion in the discipline. They will give evidence of this knowledge mastery through a research project that involves writing, presenting, and discussion.

課程概述

This course presents an introductory overview of the fields encompassed by Cultural Studies, and is designed to teach a basic understanding of the methods and scholarship that define the topics within this discipline. Cultural Studies is a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary approach that incorporates approaches and methodologies drawn from a variety of fields in the humanities, social sciences, media and fine arts. Its aim is to bring to bear epistemologically comprehensive ways of looking at multiple human endeavors as these become essential to matters of identity, social interaction, creativity, labor, embodiment, desire and aesthetic response. It perceives ideas and actions as socially determined, and in the last instance culturally defined, and hence open to conceptual analysis and interpretation. The purpose of the course is to bring students current on contemporary approaches and allow them to explore the conceptual potential of Cultural Studies via reading, writing about and discussing its current concerns.

課程資訊

參考書目

Michael Ryan, Cultural Studies: A Practical Introduction. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.