Core Works in Cultural Studies (CULT 501)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Cultural Studies(CULT)
3
10.00
Ateş Ali Altınordu atesaltinordu@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Doctoral, Master
CULT500
Interactive lecture,Seminar
Interactive,Discussion based learning
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CONTENT

This course is designed to broaden and deepen the students' understanding of cultural theories and to develop their ability to think critically about cultural issues through a sustained engagement with a selection of works by some of the major thinkers of the twentieth century. The questions raised in the course will concern the ways in which these theories have shaped contemporary research and pedagogical agendas, the negotiations and interventions they have enabled, their social and political contexts, and to what extent they can "travel" across cultures.

OBJECTIVE

Described in the syllabus

LEARNING OUTCOME

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

1. Identify key strengths in the contribution of each cultural theorist
2. Identify the limitations of the perspectives of each cultural theorist
3. Compare the strengths and limitations of concepts that are introduced
4. Systematically apply at least two theoretical concepts to a research object

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Participation 20
Written Report 55
Presentation 25

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Readings

Selected excerpts from the works of major theorists listed in the syllabus are available on-line at WEBCt