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
IV. The body