Theories of Culture Ia

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LAX039P05
Vaknaam Theories of Culture Ia
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Theories of Culture Ia: Race, Class and Gender in Contemporary America
Leerdoelen Aims of the course:
- To introduce students to some of the central theories and major theorists relevant to an understanding of the notions of identity in contemporary U.S. society.
- To foster an intersectional understanding of the ways in which gender, race, class and regional categories shape knowledge and define identities.
- To foster a thorough understanding of the socio-political work of literary texts and cultural artifacts by looking at the ways in which they interrogate categories of class and race.
- To apply the critical tools of American cultural studies to relevant cultural artifacts.
Omschrijving This is part one of a two part course. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical and cultural texts as well as visual materials, this course will offer an interdisciplinary introduction to central concepts, major theorists, and current controversies about the notions of identity in the context of contemporary U.S. society. In particular, we will study contemporary notions of American identity as multi-dimensional political, social, cultural, and ideological constructs based on theories of social class, gender, race and region.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
Toetsvorm actieve participatie, tentamen
(plus: intercultural awareness journal)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Co├Ârdinator dr. K.S. Roberts
Docent(en) K.E. Hopen , J.D. Schnepf, PhD.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Readings tba via Nestor
Opmerkingen 80% Mandatory attendance in seminars. Students are expected to participate actively in discussions during seminars and to duly carry out all assignments. This module can be taken as an elective and/or Open Course Unit. Major students take precedence.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 1 semester I a intr
Ba American Studies 1 semester I a verplicht
Ba Open colleges Letteren - semester I a keuze
Facultaire Minor American Studies  (American Media) 3 semester I a verplicht
Facultaire Minor American Studies  (Critical Theory) 3 semester I a verplicht