Die Veranstaltung startet am 15.11.2021.
Hinweis: Die Angaben zu den Semestern sind nur Empfehlungen, keine Anmeldebeschränkungen.
Power Point presentations of this lecture (will be uploaded to Learnweb during the semester)Assmann, Aleida.Introduction to Cultural Studies. 2nd ed.Berlin: Schmidt, 2019.Further Suggested Reading:Ryan, Michael, Ingram, Brett, Musiol, Hanna. Cultural Studies: a Practical Introduction. Malden, Mass: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.Skinner, Jody. Anglo-American cultural studies. Tübingen: Francke, 2009.
To participate in the written exam, registration with the POS is obligatory.
- The language of instruction is English.- Assmann’s book is easy to follow and this book’s chapters are in the same order that the lectures in this course are. Please read the chapters before or after the related lecture. - I will present example tasks concerning the content of each chapter In the presentation file. These questions will be similar in both format and content to questions asked in the written exam. Sample answers will then be discussed in the next session. This should enable you to test your own knowledge and prepare for the exam during the semester (and not just a few days before the exam).
This course will provide you with an introduction to culture and cultural studies. It will introduce concepts for the study of culture. Beginning with an overview of main concepts such as culture and cultural studies, it will then proceed to central categories such as signs, media, the body, time, memory and identity among others. Gender too will be covered together with other topics.
There will be a variety of practices included for the practical part of each concept and we will make use of both American and GB culture as a reference. Students can discuss about the culture of their homeland too. This will be useful for knowing different cultures as a result of living in a multicultural society and studying in a field of study based on culture.
"What are you expected to do?"In this course, I expect you a)to be familiar with key concepts and to understand them well. Moreover, you are expected b)to think deeply and critically about concepts, c)to give examples of concepts in real situations, and d)to interpret and analyze the related products (e.g.texts): to be announced later. Lecture Plan (subject to change)I. Defining culture and cultural studies II. signsIII. MediaIV. The bodyV. SpaceVI. MemoryVII. Identity
- Pflichtveranstaltung für BA IIM: Modul S1-2.
- IKÜ-Studierende mit Anwendungsfach Interkulturelle Kommunikation: Modul IKK3.
- English students (EAL and others), if you can fit this lecture in your module plan. Please find out yourself, whether this is the case for your program.
- This lecture is recommended for exchange students with a very good command of English.