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METU0190 Popular Culture 5 ECTS
Organised by
Media Studies
Person in charge
Professor Susanna Paasonen
Preceding studies
Basic studies module in media studies

Learning outcomes

Students will learn about the histories, forms and theories of popular culture, the interrelations of media and popular culture, and research issues particular to the field. Students will know how to analyse and contextualise popular cultural media phenomena.

Contents

Definitions and theories of popular culture, interrelations of media and popular culture, the development and areas of popular culture studies, histories of entertainment, fandom, critical analysis of pleasure and consumer culture. The section can be studied as thematic courses where these issues are addressed for example in relation to a particular medium, genre, geographical location or research tradition.

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminar or multiform teaching

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In Finnish
English:
Participation in classroom work
or
Agreement with teacher
Finnish:
Participation in classroom work
or
Agreement with teacher

Required Studies: Participation in teaching.
Alternatively: An essay or a home exam to be agreed with the teacher in charge.

Evaluation

Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2. year autumn
2. year spring
3. year autumn
3. year spring

Available for completion: II or III year of studies

Study materials

Literature: Berger, Ads, fads and consumer culture (2011), Storey, Inventing popular culture (2003), Storey (ed.), Cultural theory and popular culture (2009), Nikunen (toim.), Fanikirja (2008), Milestone & Meyer, Gender & popular culture (2012), Strinati, An introduction to theories of popular culture (2004)

Belongs to following study modules

School of History, Cultural Research and Art Studies
School of History, Cultural Research and Art Studies
Museology
Gender Studies
Cultural Management Studies
Finnish Study Modules
Cultural Tourism Studies
Museology (Pori)
Creative Writing
Cultural Production and Landscape Studies
European Ethnology
Folkloristics
Study of Religion
Life Philosophy
MDP in Women and Gender Studies
Finnish Literature
Media Studies
Art History
Comparative Literature
Cultural Heritage Studies
Digital Culture
Landscape Studies
Cultural History
Finnish History
European and World History
Musicology
School of History, Cultural Research and Art St.