Media and film studies

Culture Across Space and Time

Module code: V3049
Level 4
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module examines the relationship of culture to place, difference and identity. Drawing on key theoretical debates and case studies, culture will be explored in the context of social change and crises, incorporating topics such as:

  • the impact of globalisation and transnationalism on everyday life
  • the impact of consumption on behaviour and life choices
  • the changing relations of multiculturalism, racism and marginalisation
  • and the representation of culture in public spaces.

Throughout the module cultural issues will be deciphered through the prism of racial, ethnic, class and gender relations at local and global levels.

Module learning outcomes

  • Describe the concept of culture in its relevance to identity formation at a global level.
  • Summarise and critically evaluate key approaches from across disciplines which engage with the relationship of culture to place, difference and identity.
  • Selectively apply these approaches in the analysis of particular instances.
  • Develop a line of argument in written answers to set questions.