Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises relevant coursework and an individual take-home assignment.

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • the most significant approaches to cultural analysis and their theoretical foundations.


The student must attain

Skills in:

  • working with analysis of cultural issues by using anthropological, social scientific and hermeneutic methods, among others.


The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • working with relevant theories and methods for analyzing cultural practice in social settings, including organizations and institutions

  • communicating ideas, arguments and research results on cultural and/or cultural-theory issues in a well-argued and articulate academic written language.



Name of examCultural Analysis
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is an individual take-home assignment on a topic of the student’s choice. The topic must be approved by the course instructor; the content of the assignment must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives. The assignment paper must not exceed 10 pages.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleCultural Analysis
Module codeBALISE201819
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and International Studies, English
Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities