Checking date: 19/05/2022

Course: 2023/2024

Theory of contemporary culture
Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (2013 Study Plan) (Plan: 306 - Estudio: 283)


Department assigned to the subject: Humanities: Philosophy, Language, Literature Theory Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


The aim is to familiarize the student with different theories on culture: - Origins of the contemporary culture after the crisis of modernity - Contradictions and consequences of culture in fields as: -Culture and politics -Multiculturalism, cultural nationalism and politics of identity The main capacities are: - To follow abstract argumentations concerning cultural phenomena - To read theoretical texts about the topic - To attain a high capacity of verbal and written expression about complex questions referred to cultural worlds - To link the contents of the matter with other learned topics.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Part I: 1. Introduction to the most recent theories of the contemporary culture 2. Introduction to the reflective modernity and postmodernity Part II: 1. Life styles and culture 2. Cultural market, technologies and media 3. Multiculturalism, nationalism and politics of identity 4. Genre cultural topics
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.