Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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MUSI2183 S2. Theories and Methods of Popular Culture Studies 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
School of History, Cultural Research and Art Studies

General description

Time and place
The course comprises lectures on Thursdays (with the exception of the third lecture, which is on a Tuesday 17.11.) and seminar sessions on Fridays. The lectures are open to all Department of History, Culture and Arts Studies students. The seminar sessions are for Popular Culture Studies master’s degree study path students only. 

Period II, Lectures on Thursdays 10-12 starting on 5.11. 2015. Lecture hall Hovi, Sirkkala except Tuesday 17.11. lecture hall E123, Minerva.
Seminar sessions on Fridays 12-14 starting on 6.11.2015 lecture hall Salonki, Sirkkala except Fridays 4.12. and 11.12. lecture hall E221, Minerva.

Learning outcomes
The student is familiar with a selection of the most widely used methods and most influential theories and research directions in popular culture studies.

The module comprises an overview of some of the most influential theories and methods in popular culture studies. Approaches discussed might include close reading and critical analysis, ethnography, audiovisual analysis, discourse analysis, methods of historical research and other qualitative methods. Theoretical background is covered in readings discussed in weekly seminar meetings and exercises on topics relevant to thesis topics. 

Teaching methods
Lectures (12 h), seminar discussion (12hrs), additional readings

Modes of study
Participation in classroom and in the Moodle platform, written exercises and discussion

Contact person: Sanna Qvick  sanqvi(at)utu.fi

Teacher responsible

John Richardson

Contact person

Sanna Qvick


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