On successful completion of this course, student will be able to: Explain cultural studies as a discipline; Identify research agenda in Cultural Studies; Compare and contrast theories that constitute the basic framework of cultural studies such as the Frankfurt School, Birmingham School, Feminist critique, Postmodernism, Post-Marxism, etc; Analyze cultural texts from a variety of critical perspectives; analyze popular culture both as social practices of meaning-making and in relation to political practice;
This course will introduce students to critical theories, basic semiology, subculture and counterculture, cultural appropriation, colonialism and decolonialization, and other related theoretical framework and issues studied in Cultural Studies. In doing so, students will be exposed to different text and media (printed, online; visual, narratives, films; music, etc.), discuss their social and political significance and how meanings are constructed, and assigned to do small research about their subject of choice.
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