LET-ACWB210-ACS
Culture through Philosophy: a decolonial perspective
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-ACWB210-ACS
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; Cultural Studies;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
dr. A.R. Topolski
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Lecturer
dr. A.R. Topolski
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Contactperson for the course
dr. A.R. Topolski
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Examiner
dr. A.R. Topolski
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Academic year2021
Period
PER 2  (08/11/2021 to 30/01/2022)
Starting block
PER 2
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
At the end of this course, you will be able
  • to understand the methodological background of the main philosophical currents within 20th and 21st continental philosophy.
  • to see how the emergence of these currents relate to arts and culture
  • to apply these methods in current cultural debates.
Content
This course provides further philosophical context to the Cultural Theory module. It focuses on various philosophical modes of thought within 20th and 21st century continental philosophy. Modes of thought that will be discussed are phenomenology, existentialism, psycho-analysis, critical theory, deconstruction, (post-)structuralism and speculative realism. The aim is to give both an historical overview of philosophical approaches to cultural problems as well as to show how these methods can still be applicable in the current day. The course will also focus on how these methods are used in socio-cultural debates, such as those concerning gender and race.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge

Test information

Specifics

Assumed previous knowledge
RADAr: Academic Language Proficiency

Required materials
Literature
Primary literature will be made available via Brightspace.

Instructional modes
lecture
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
Presentation
Test weight30
Test typeOral exam
OpportunitiesBlock PER 2, Block PER 3

Minimum grade
5,5

Final Paper
Test weight70
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 2, Block PER 3

Minimum grade
5,5