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GCST1601: Culture, Power, Identity

Cultural studies explores everyday life, media and popular culture. It shows us how we can make sense of contemporary culture as producers, consumers, readers and viewers, in relation to our identities and communities. How do cultural texts and practices convey different kinds of meaning and value? Students will be introduced to some key thinkers and approaches in cultural studies and will learn how to analyse cultural forms such as advertising, television, film and popular music.

Code GCST1601
Academic unit Gender and Cultural Studies
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. critically appraise the social significance of media and cultural representations
  • LO2. appreciate the relationships between signification, social power, and identity
  • LO3. apply techniques of textual analysis and theoretical concepts to cultural criticism
  • LO4. research, evidence, and articulate arguments about critical issues
  • LO5. communicate ideas effectively in academic discourse
  • LO6. work collaboratively with other students.