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Understanding Culture

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
Vivienne Orchard
Academic year

Module overview

This introductory course will give you an overview of some approaches to, and topics within, cultural and literary studies. You will spend time on close textual reading, as well as on broader cultural analysis. It aims to encourage you to experiment in choosing different critical approaches, and to learn to think consciously about which critical approach(s) might be appropriate in relation to which particular texts. It will train you in close textual reading as well as in analysis of the relationship between texts and their specific cultural contexts.

You will be encouraged to take responsibility for selecting an appropriate critical method for the analysis of a specific text or texts.