Introduction to Critical and Cultural Theory, 7.5 credits
(Introduktion till kritisk kulturteori, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
|Discipline for doctoral studies||Other subjects|
|Academic school||School of Culture and Education|
|Research area for doctoral studies||Critical and Cultural Theory|
|Education cycle||Doctoral studentship|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Valid from||Last six months of 2020|
This course syllabus was validated by the Committee for Research and Doctoral Education at Södertörn University on 2020-04-22 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance
Admitted to doctoral studentship
After completing the course, the doctoral student is able to:
- discern and understand in-depth the main elements of critical and cultural theory vital to the area, and situate these in a wider scholarly context
- analyse complex issues in critical and cultural theory and apply this analysis to a research area that is relevant to the subject
- critically compare and reflect on scholarly perspectives on criticism, culture, and other key concepts in the field.
Course content, modules and examinationsThe course presents central concepts and scholarly directions in critical and cultural theory, from different periods, regions and thematic fields. It provides a broad, interdisciplinary overview of how important subject traditions meet and interact in this research area. It also provides knowledge of current research and theory development in critical and cultural theory at Södertörn University. The course discusses the scope and meaning of critical and cultural theory. The course is built around a series of components, with lectures and seminars that offer complementary approaches to critical and cultural theory from thematic and subject-based fields.
The course consists of lectures and seminars.
Examination formatCourse examination takes place through written and oral presentations.
The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.
If a student has a certificate from Södertörn University for compensatory support, the examiner has the right to decide on an adapted examination or alternative form of examination in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.
Restrictions on accreditation
The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.
The course may be taught in Swedish.