Hinweis: Die Angaben zu den Semestern sind nur Empfehlungen, keine Anmeldebeschränkungen.
All texts and materials will be made available via our learnweb courses (Moodle). You will receive the password for your learnweb course once you have been officially accepted. Please enter the learnweb and download all the materials, texts, and links as soon as possible, so that you can still work even when the university server does not.
This course will be taught online in digital format. We expect you to read and prepare the assigned texts and tasks and attend online seminars (via Zoom or BBB) every second week. In order to participate, please make sure your desktop or laptop has a working camera and microphone.
You will work in pairs throughout the semester and discuss the assigned texts and study questions together. You will each hand in a short portfolio at the end of the term. More information will follow in the first week.
The courses will introduce students to the concept of "Cultural Studies", presenting the main topics, methods, and models connected with this approach. We will try to strike a balance between the theoretical and practical aspects of "culture", i. e. abstract approaches will always be applied to "cultural practices", such as film, advertising or consumption. In addition, categories like class, gender, and identity will be discussed with regard to their reflection in contemporary American and British cultures. Texts will be provided.