Undergraduate Course: Cultural Turns (ARTX09078)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course examines histories, methodological strategies and case studies associated with the 'cultural turn' in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It explores academic understandings of popular, mass and everyday cultures, including futures studies, carnivals and fairs, person-objects, landscapes (rural and urban) and neo-medievalism, as well as the development of postmodern fields of study including museology and cultural studies, as well as current developments that challenge these.
As described in the short description.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Students must have at least three courses at grade B or above in Arts, Humanities or Social Science.
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Research: Research and show a critical understanding of several principal methods of enquiry and employ a diverse range of research applications and sources.
- Analysis: Demonstrate a critical understanding of several areas of Visual Culture that enable you to analyse, evaluate and reflect critically on your own field.
- Communication: Successfully communicate your research, analysis and professional initiative in a range of well structured, coherent and creative forms.
|Appadurai, A. 1986 The Social Life of things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.|
Appadurai, A. 2013 The Future as Cultural Fact: Essays on the Global Condition. London: Verso.
Jameson, F. 2005 Archaeologies of the Future. London: Verso.
Sassen, S. 2006 Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Preziosi, D. and C. Farago (eds). Grasping the World. The Idea of the Museum.
Simon, J. 2013 Neomaterialism. Sternberg Press.
Strathern, M. 2004 Partial Connections. California: AltaMira Press.
The Confraternity of Neoflagellants 2013 Thn Lng Folk 2go. New York: Punctum Books.
Williams, R. 1989  Culture is Ordinary. In Resources of Hope: Culture, Democracy, Socialism. London: Verso.
Additional or full reading lists will be made available to students enrolled on the course via the course handbook or VLE/portal documentation.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Various forms of reading (close, skimming, etc.); library research; essay writing; public speaking.
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|Course organiser||Dr Angela Mcclanahan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5885
|Course secretary||Ms Claire Davies