Module Title:   Cultural Theory

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-4060D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Sch of Computing Informatics & Media (not current)

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Computing, Informatics and Media (Bradford Media School)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Karen Scott

Additional Tutor(s):   Ben Roberts, Will Godfrey

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To explore the ways in which the study of culture has developed and is currently undertaken. To explain different theoretical standpoints within cultural studies.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures, independent viewing, screenings, directed reading facilitated via Blackboard and tutor-led group discussions are included in the teaching strategy. Learning outcomes are assessed via an essay. Supplementary assessment repairs deficiency in original submission.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   164.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   12.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate mastery of a range of theoretical approaches to cultural studies. In particular you will have developed advanced critical awareness of the history of cultural studies and its applicability to contemporary developments.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

apply advanced skills in the contextualisation and interpretation of cultural to a range of cultural forms.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate advanced critical reading skills and the ability to summarize information. You will have an advanced ability to take part in group discussions, and to effectively demonstrate mastery of communication skills via writing. You will have an advanced ability to research a given topic making appropriate uses of information sources.

  Coursework   100%
  Essay (4000 words)

Outline Syllabus:
History of Cultural Studies; Tabloid Culture; Cultural Anthropology; Postcolonial Theory; Counter-cultural studies.

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