COURSE DESCRIPTION Objectives: This course aims to introduce students to cultural studies and their history—or, better yet, histories—, and more specifically to explore how particular events, circumstances, and locales have helped shape and reshape the field. Contents: • What is Cultural Studies? • The British Tradition and its Translations • Structure, Agency, and the Sociology of Culture • Culture / Discourse / Power Methodology: Class presentations, Class debates, assignments. Evaluation: Attendance, presentations, a mid-term test, a final test.