Course: British Cultural Studies 2

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Course title British Cultural Studies 2
Course code KAJ/A4135
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Clark Colin Steele, M.A.
Course content
1.The Methodology of Cultural Studies Today-Key concepts and ideologies. 2.British Cultural Texts and Contexts-The Tradition of Cultural Studies- Hoggart, Thompson, Williams, Hall and the BCCCS. 3.Audiences-reception of cultural programming and media. 4.Ethnographies, Histories and Sociologies. 5.Ideologies-revised notions in Postmodern analyses of the nation. 6.Politics-Class and the new ethnicities- expressions of new identities. 7.The return of the class divide-new economic sub -divisions in the Service Economy. 8.Feminisms and the UK 9.The Grand Narratives of Culture: anomie and apathy in modern British politics. 10.Modern British Issues- Race, Immigration, position within the EU, nationalisms and independence

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Being a follow-up course this course works with materials that were discussed in the British cultural studies 1 and extends beyond this critical subject. Furthermore, it develops interpretive skills of the students to better understand complex cultural issues. Students will be exposed to basic issues throughout the seminars by reading a series of texts relating to identity, modernity, heritage and cultural policy.
By the end of the course the students will be able to: - Consider more complex cultural topics and events and will be able to systematically analyse such phenomena in politics and culture of the United Kingdom; - Carry out research in and abstract from British cultural studies, scrutinising the products of contemporary media, entertainment, advertising and other texts; - Demonstrate a deeper and wider understanding of contemporary political and social events and how these are perceived by the British public.
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Assessment methods and criteria
Students are evaluated based on their participation in the discussions. Being able to talk about topics discussed in the assigned literature indicates the student has read these texts and is ready show critical thinking relating to the field of study. Credits are awarded to students who have acceptable attendance, participate in discussions, fulfill the obligations associated with the specified tasks (micro presentation, in-class round table discussions, etc..), they submit their final paper, which will be assessed at least a minimum pass mark and the student successfully completes the final test.
Recommended literature
  • Christopher, D. P. British culture - An introduction. Oxon: Routledge, 2006.
  • Marr, A. The making of modern Britain: From Queen Victoria to VE Day. Oxford: Macmillan, 2010.
  • Oakland, J. Contemporary Britain - A survey with texts. Oxon: Routledge, 2001.
  • Obelkevich, J. & Catterall, P. Understanding post-war British society. London: Routledge, 1994.
  • Turner, G. British cultural studies: An introduction. London: Routledge, 1996.

Study plans that include the course
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