In this unit, students will be given an overview of the central paradigms and applications of cultural studies as they have arisen in multiple locations such as Western Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Cultural studies can be conceived as an interdisciplinary practice, located at the intersection of sociology and anthropology, literary theory and philosophy. It is concerned with power, representation, identity and knowledge. Cultural studies engage with a very wide range of cultural forms (including, for example, crime fiction, rap music, soap operas and Bollywood films).
1x 1000wd oral presentation in Spanish (20%), 1x 3000wd reflections journal (40%), 1x 2000wd applied theory essay (40%)