Introduction to Critical and Cultural Theory, 7.5 credits
Syllabus: Introduction to Critical and Cultural Theory
Contact: Marta Edling
Truth, Construction and Subjectivity: Contemporary Issues in the Theory of Scientific Knowledge, 7.5 credits
The course shows how the scholarly ideal of knowledge and truth leads to critical questions about its own conditions. The course presents and discusses some of the central standpoints within the contemporary debate: phenomenology, hermeneutics, genealogy and discourse analysis, the sociology of knowledge, deconstruction, feminist and postcolonial criticism.The primary aim of the course is to provide students with a specialised introduction to some important authors and standpoints in the field of critical theory. The course focuses on the opposition between relativism and objectivism, and between constructivism and anticonstructivism.
The course is mainly focused on issues relevant to social science, history, and the humanities, but it also touches on the relationship between the human and the natural sciences. It is not primarily a course that teaches scientific methods, instead its purpose is to provide an advanced introduction to how scholarly practices have been theoretically and critically understood and discussed up to the present day. By making the students acquainted with central theoretical positions based on the reading of original texts it gives the ability to take a stand in central debates on scientific theory.
Syllabus: Truth, Construction and Subjectivity
Contact: Hans Ruin
Courses in network collaboration with other universities:
February - April 2019, Karlstad University and Malmö University
Information: Contemporary Debates in Media and Communication Theory VT19
Contact at Södertörn University: Stina Bengtsson
InterGender: Geographies of political activism: Transnationalisms, neoliberalisms, genders and sexualities
Spring 2019, University of Gothenburg
More details: http://www.intergender.net/upcoming_courses.html
Contact at Södertörn University: Ulla Manns