KUMP1002 Culture as Concept and Phenomenon (5 cr)
During the course, students examine culture as a theoretical concept and its position, use and importance in people’s everyday lives and social activities, as well as communities as a unifying and a differentiating factor. In addition, students reflect on the importance of culture in shaping the relationship between past and present. The themes addressed are: culture as a phenomenon, cultural memory and its policies, cultural diversity, culture and the economy, artistic and cultural policy, cultural heritage and narrated culture.
Taught course. Independent work on written assignments is possible in special cases.
80% participation in teaching and written work or lecture exam. Independent work on written assignments or book exam.
After completing the course, the student will:
- understand the diversity of culture as an academic, political and guiding concept
- understand the differences and commonalities in concepts of culture
- be able to critically examine cultural phenomena and their significance and
- have an idea of how cultural concepts are used in research within the framework of the degree programme and in related disciplines.