Cultural Studies

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cultural Studies

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Intercultural Communications, Multicultural Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module explores the key theoretical schools of thought in the study of culture. It encourages independent, critical analysis of cultural artifacts and practices, including students' own, taking into account the social, historical and political contexts in which they occur. The module compares and contrasts the diverse theoretical approaches to culture, facilitating a comprehensive overview of the main debates in this field.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify the major schools of thought that have been applied to the study of culture in a socio-historical context
    2. Compare, contrast and establish connections between these traditions
    3. Apply diverse theoretical frameworks to critically analyse contemporary cultural artefacts and practices
    4. Explain the concept of subculture and conduct a small ethnographic study of a subcultural group or practice
    5. Evaluate and defend the validity of certain theoretical frameworks over others using the relevant literature and original examples

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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