The Politics of Popular Culture course from University of Tartu also takes full advantage of the interactive and immersive learning environment in Tartu, to introduce students to the most important issues affecting the relationship between politics and popular culture in Estonia and beyond.
Morning sessions involve focused seminars and lectures, which provide opportunities for students to engage with theoretical, practical and methodological issues affecting the ways politics interacts with popular culture. These themes are further enhanced in afternoon sessions, which include unique study visits to some of Tartu's key cultural institutions and meetings with leading experts and practitioners.
Students completing the course will:
- Gain an overview of the ways politics and popular culture interact in a wide range of contexts.
- Be introduced to methodological tools, which can be used to examine relationships between popular culture and politics in academic research, including Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), and Multi-Modal Discourse Analysis (MMDA)
- Explore specific case studies of their own interest through a class project.
- Produce an optional written assignment with the opportunity to publish with an established online media outlet.
Assessment format: Group exercise (pass/fail): Students will give a presentation on a case study of their choice, which demonstrates and explores an aspect of the relationship between politics and culture.
- "What is the politics of popular culture?"
- Project work and overview of analytical tools
- The politics of music
- Guest seminar on music and politics
- The politics of street art
- Tour of Tartu street art with local street artist (TBC)
- The politics of sport
- Guest Seminar on politics and sport
- 7 days
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Visual Arts Political Science View 5 other Short Courses in Political Science in Estonia
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- MA/PhD and advanced BA
- Online application form
- Motivation letter (up to 1 page) that demonstrates the applicant’s motivation to participate, his/her expectations about the programme, how participation in the summer programme relates to his/her studies and interests, and how the applicant plans to use the gained experience and knowledge in the future.
- Transcript of academic records
- Copy of passport
International250 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 250 EUR for the full programme during 7 days.
EU/EEA250 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 250 EUR for the full programme during 7 days.
Living costs for Tartu
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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