Short Title:Cultural Studies
Full Title:Cultural Studies
Module Code:CULT H2003
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to introduce students to key concepts and debates, both historical and contemporary in the area of cultural theory. It also aims to enable learners to apply these ideas in reflecting on the nature of contemporary Irish culture and society.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe a range of approaches to cultural theory
LO2 Critically analyse various contemporary cultural processes and texts
LO3 Discuss the nature of contemporary Irish identity in the context of globallized, technologized culture

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Students may be required to complete an essay demonstrating their understanding of key theoretical concepts and an ability to apply these in the context of contemporary cultural conditions. 2 30.00 n/a
Presentation Students may be required to present a paper in class applying theoretical concepts or frameworks discussed to aspects of contemporary culture 2 20.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2 50.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Storey, J. 2015, An Introduction to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, Harvester Wheatsheaf
Recommended Book Resources
  • Barker, C. Jane, E., 2016, Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice, Sage
  • McRobbie,A. 2005, The Uses of Cultural Studies, Sage
  • Milner, A. 2002, Contemporary Cultural Theory: An Introduction, Routledge
  • Strinati, D. 2004, An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture, Routledge
  • Gibbons, L., Cronin, M., Kirby, P. 2002, Reinventing Ireland: Culture and the Celtic Tiger, Pluto Press
  • Kuhling, C and Keohane,K., 2007, Cosmopolitan Ireland: Globalisation and Quality of Life, Pluto Press
  • Kuhling, C., and Keohane, K., 2004, Collision Culture: Transformations in Everyday Life in Ireland, The Liffey Press Dublin
  • Maher, E., and O'Brien E., 2014, From prosperity to austerity: A Socio-cultural Critique of the Celtic Tiger and its Aftermath, Manchester Univ Press
  • Negra, D., 2008, What a Girl Wants: Fantasizing the Reclamation of Self in Postfeminism, Routledge
  • Edwards, T., 2006, Cultures of Masculinity, Routledge New York
  • Zeisler, A 2016, We were Feminists Once: from Riot Grrrl to Covergirl the buying and selling of a Political Movement, Public Affairs
  • Robinson, V., et al 2015, Introducing Gender and Women's Studies, 4th Ed., Palgrave [ISBN: 978-113732187]
  • Magennis, C and Mullen, R., 2011, Irish Masculinities: Reflections on Literature and Culture, Irish Academic Press [ISBN: 978-071653135]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HAVAB_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media 3 Mandatory