Certificate Course in Cultural Analysis (With CSCS)Christ University
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Certificate Course in Cultural Analysis (With CSCS)
The Department of Media Studies, Christ University in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society offesr a Certificate course in Cultural Analysis between July & October, every year.
The term ‘Culture’ indicates different things to different people. For the student community, the word culture might have a specific meaning: college festivals and extra-curricular activities which are distinct from serious study. Is there another way of understanding the term ‘Culture’ which will show the connection between the various cultural aspects of our lives and the theories about society? What is the relevance of political theories, concepts of society, language and communication, representation of history, notions of democracy, citizenship, etc. to our lives? In other words, the Certificate Course in Cultural Analysis will try to relate the world we live in to the ‘subjects’ we study in the classroom.
The course will have 15 sessions of 3 hours each. Classes will be conducted on Saturdays and public holidays. The course is divided into two modules with 7 sessions each. Each module has a specific theme. The course material includes stories, films, television programmes, advertisements and works of art. Students are encouraged to participate actively in classroom discussions and also to bring in texts that they would like to be discussed in the class. One of the objectives of the course is to help the students acquire some basic skills that would enable them to critically engage with the world and make sense of the many things that we encounter in our daily lives.
The course would be of interest to students of Sociology, Journalism, Communicative English, Literature & History in addition to those who wish to understand our society, its culture and politics.
The Cultural Analysis certificate course will be of 100-hour duration and would for the first time include online component. For any clarification please contact the address given below