Current Issues I

2020/2021

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This module comprises a course in a topic central to current research in the field of culture and/or communication in a globalisation context. The specific topic on offer will be decided by the study board on an annual basis. The module comprises lectures and seminars that include exercises and student contributions whenever relevant.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • the selected subject area and relevant theory pertaining to it
  • themes and trends in current research on culture and/or communication in a globalisation context
  • various approaches to the study of culture and/or communication.

Skills

  • the critical assessment, selection and application of relevant theories and methods to the study of culture and/or communication in a globalisation context
  • communication of the topic set for the exam and the methodology for its analysis.
  • structuring a delimited and coherent  written academic presentation.

Competences

  • the delineation and analysis of a complex problem in a way that is independent and methodologically sound
  • academic reflection on a scientific basis and the assumption of responsibility for personal academic development
  • producing a written presentation of academic material in a clear, balanced and targeted manner.

Type of instruction

Type of instruction is described in § 17 in the curriculum.

Exam

Exams

Name of examCurrent Issues I
Type of exam
Written exam
The academic topic of the examination is chosen by the student from within the subject areas of the programme on the basis of the course offered (Current Issues I).

The examination will be based on a subject description of 1-1½ pages, which must be approved in advance by the examiner. The examination is a free take-home assignment. The assignment paper must not exceed 8 pages. The assignment paper will be evaluated by an internal examiner. You can find guidelines about number of pages and duration of the examination at the website of The Faculty of Humanities.
ECTS5
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAktuelle problemstillinger I
Module codeKACCG20206
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Cross-Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities