Understanding Cultural Production: Certificate Course at Christ College, Bangalore
As a part of the EIP, CSCS, among many other activities, also conducts a certificate course for undergraduate students of the Journalism and Mass media department at Christ College, Bangalore, every academic semester. This course consists of four modules, each including twelve hours of teaching.
This course broadly attempts to understand the relationship between cultural expressions and the domains of law, history writing and performance. It explores the complexities involved in the use of terms such as nation, history, identity and culture, including the question of representation and objectivity.
As a course designed for students of journalism, the contemporality of these problems forms a core theme of the paper. The instructors rely on the use of a wide range of teaching material such as published academic works, films, newspaper articles, literary writings. The course will have fifteen sessions of three hours each.
Paper 1. Introduction to 'Culture' and 'Representation.
This module looks at the 'commonsensical perceptions' of culture - explaining the rationale for using the three modules on Emotional Expression, Law and Culture and Histories to look at the notion of Culture and Representation.
Paper 2. Culture and Emotional Expression.
This module examines the ways in which our ideas of emotion happen within broader understandings of culture, philosophy, social structure, economy and so forth. In that light, we will look closely at the ways in which current socio-economic changes reflect upon, an are in turn reflected in, our understandings of emotional expression.
Paper 3. Law and Culture.
This module will look at the way in which law shapes cultural expression and ways in which cultural code informs the way in which law is articulated. The module focuses on issues around the freedom of expression.
Paper 4. History, identity and the nation.
This module looks at the project of writing history and its relationship with cultural nationaism and imaginings/expressions of identity. While understanding the historicity of these processes, it retains its focus on contemporary issues.
- Culture and Emotional Expression
- History, Identity and the nation
- Introduction to 'culture' and 'Representation'
- Policing speech: law and the politics of expression
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