|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To introduce students to theories about philosophy and culture from the late 18th century to the present time.
This module explores different theories of culture by examining philosophy, literature, art and music. The module introduces students to "humanizing models of culture", "high/low models of culture" and "power models of culture".
Part One: Kant, Schiller, Schopenhauer, Wackenroder, Nietzsche, and Thomas Mann
Part Two: Ruskin and Arnold
Part Three: Adorno, CCCS, and Contemporary Cultural Theory
Students will acquire a depth and range of specific knowledge; enabling them to understand and critically engage with the material in question. In addition they will develop the ability to apply ideas/concepts to relevant issues.
Students will acquire a range of cognitive and subject specific skills from a range of intellectual perspectives. They will learn to organise their workload efficiently and develop independent interpreting skills in order to produce essays by agreed deadlines. Their communication skills will be enhanced during seminars which will be guided by the rules of constructive feedback and their critical understanding will be furthered by comparison with what they have read and heard from others, and by reflection upon their personal writings. Established assumptions will be challenged and the ability to make well-supported judgements in this field will be promoted. Skill in critically engaging with texts will be facilitated.
|Graduate Skills Framework Applicable:||Yes|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||40||1:00||40:00||Prepare and complete essays|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||20||1:00||20:00||Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||120:00||120:00||Review lecture material, prepare for small group teaching, gather resource material for assessment|
The lectures will provide essential subject specific knowledge on a range of seminal thinkers. Basic concepts in debates on aesthetics, moral theory, science/theoretical knowledge will be covered.
Seminars permit discussion of the relative merits of these thought systems and guide independent analysis and interpretation. Students will explore lecture material in greater depth. Seminars will also facilitate skill in approaching and selecting material for essays.
Students will utilize the reading list in order to allow for fruitful seminar discussion. The private study time will be devoted to the independent interpretation of material, the selection of topics and the writing of essays. Other time will be needed for the gathering of resources.
The essay form gauges students’ ability to move between generalization and appropriately detailed discussion, and to cite relevant texts.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Essays will demonstrate the students' abilities to gather information and analyse and interpret data. They will also show evidence of critical reflection appropriate to a stage two level on the honours degree.
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