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9202 Theories of Culture

A core course in the PhD program in Culture Studies at USN.


In accordance with the overall idea of our PhD programme in Culture Studies, this course in Theories of Culture incorporates both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, integrating both practice and theory. It seeks to appeal to students from the performing as well as theoretical disciplines, and to promote an understanding of culture as cultural practice, thus demonstrating the importance of theory in the investigation of concrete cultural practices. The lectures will provide participants with a survey of the field of culture at large, while concrete theoretical approaches will be taken up and discussed in view of the participants’ individual projects.

The application deadline is 4 August. Upon admission, and one week before the beginning of the course, participants must submit a draft essay of 2,000 words. Those who are enrolled in a PhD programme should consider whether/how the essay may be part of their thesis (as an introductory/theoretical chapter/independent article etc.). The final essay, based in the draft, should be of 5,000–6,000 words, written in either English or a Scandinavian language. The successful completion of the course gives 7,5 ECTS. More information concerning the essay will be given during the course.

If all participants understand Norwegian, the course will be in Norwegian. The participants will be divided into peer groups, each with a scientific consultant. Max. 12 participants. Changes in the programme may occur.

Dates

29, 30 & 31 August and 26, 27 & 28 September 2017

Registration

Registration deadline: 4 August 2017

How to register: Please complete the following:

  • the application form
  • a one page statement of interest (in English or a Scandinavian language): why do you want to take this course?
  • Diploma or confirmation of study at the Masters (or equivalent) level
  • International students: a copy of your passport

Once you have assembled your documents, please scan your documents and send to jeanne.m.schoenwandt@usn.no.

Contact

The course’s coordinator is Professor Mikkel Tin, Department of Culture Studies, Religion and Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Sport and Educational Sciences, University College of Southeast Norway, Bø Campus.

Credits: 7.5 ECTS

Work load: About 225 work hours

Level: PhD Semester: Fall 2017

Language of instruction: English (or Norwegian, if all participants understand Norwegian)

Entrance requirements: MA, MS, MFA or equivalent

Course coordinator: Professor Mikkel Tin, Department of Culture Studies, Religion and Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Sport and Educational Sciences, University College of Southeast Norway, Bø Campus.