Postgraduate Course: Cultural Turns (AREA11019)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IN OWNED AND ADMINISTRATED BY ECA
This module engages with the re-evaluation of
popular culture, a reconsideration of the meaning and
scope of the aesthetic, and an engagement with
numerous other concerns outside the traditional
domain of Critical Theory, such as geography,
museology, cultural studies, design and visual culture,
and gender studies. Central to the module is thus a
tracking of the rise of discourses in response to the
perceived inadequacy of Critical Theory in the face of
contemporary society and culture.
1. To undertake an analysis of discourses that
emerged in the wake of Critical Theory and offer
a detailed examination of central arguments
involved in the rise of such discourses.
2. To consider how such discourses can inform a
critical account of current visual culture.2.
3. To undertake a detailed examination of certain
key texts and assist you in the honing of skills of
close critical reading and analysis.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
||Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
|Assessment (Further Info)
Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Individual Presentation: One 20 minute oral presentation + 1,000 summary.
Essay One 3,000 word essay + bibliography of research sources
|No Exam Information
| On completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Publicly present a capacity to engage in the
close critical reading of one or more texts and
employ one or more current methods in the
analysis of culture.
2. Apply ideas, techniques and theories drawn from
intensive research to enhance your own critical
and interpretative skills.
3. Demonstrate an advanced ability to research
and articulate a critical knowledge of one or
more principle methods in the analysis of culture
and subject one or more of those methods to
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Cultural Geography, Museology, Cultural Studies, Design Histories, Gender Studies, Metahistory, Cy
|Course organiser||Dr Neil Mulholland
Tel: (0131 6)51 5881
|Course secretary||Mrs Elaine Dickson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5737
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