College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ENGH 318: Introduction to Cultural Studies

ENGH 318-001: Intro Cultural Studies
(Spring 2017)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Robinson B218

Section Information for Spring 2017

This course provides an introduction to cultural studies, paying special attention to the field as a theoretical framework for analyzing film and media. We will cover key texts in cultural theory, address the history of cultural studies, and consider the relevance of such texts to cultural objects from the past and present. Looking at film and other forms of visual culture from around the world, this course addresses culture’s relationship to power and its role in the production of identities, spaces, and histories. Key concerns include: globalization and migration, violence and resistance, and the struggle for access to the production and circulation of cultural texts. 

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces interpretive practices associated with cultural studies. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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