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CULTURAL STUDIES IN ASIA - CORE AND ELECTIVE MODULES FOR CSA-PHD PROGRAMME
CSA6101 Cultural Studies Theory and Analysis
Modular Credits 4
Workload 0-3-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s) Nil
Preclusion(s) Nil
Cross-listing(s) Nil
This is a foundational module aimed at providing a common conceptual ground for all the candidates in the PhD programme in Cultural Studies in Asia. It examines the works of various theorists from which Cultural Studies draw its concepts and analytic frameworks. It examines how these concepts and frameworks are utilised in the analysis of particular cultural practices and interventions in comtemporary societies. Students gain additional depth as they work through the concepts and frameworks in the research papers for this module.
 
CSA6102 Cultural Studies in Asia
Modular Credits 4
Workload 0-3-0-3-4
Prerequisite(s) Nil
Preclusion(s) Nil
Cross-listing(s) Nil
This module will examine the various areas of research in Cultural Studies conducted by Asian scholars or scholars locating their research in Asia. It will examine the histories, concepts and analytic strategies that these scholars deploy in the analysis of the changing cultural landscapes and practices in contemporary Asia. Abiding themes of the module will be the conceptual constitution of the idea of 'Asia', the emergence of 'trans-Asian' practices and the possibility of 'pan-Asian' identities that these trans-location practices might engender.
 
CSA6770 Graduate Research Seminar
Modular Credits 4
Workload 0-3-0-2-5
Prerequisite(s) Nil
Preclusion(s) Nil
Cross-listing(s) Nil
This is a required module for all PhD candidates in Cultural Studies in Asia programme. It is a forum for candidates to engage each other in critical discussion of their dissertation and other research projects. Each candidate is required to present a formal research paper.  Active participation from each is expected. The module will be graded ‘Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory' on the basis of a candidate's presentation and participation in discussions throughout the semester.
 
CSA6880 Topics in Cultural Studies in Asia
Modular Credits 4
Workload 0-3-0-4-3
Prerequisite(s) Nil
Preclusion(s) Nil
Cross-listing(s) Nil

This module is to be taught by an eminent visiting scholar in Cultural Studies in Asia, appointed as a visiting teaching fellow for one semester. The content of the module will therefore vary according to the specialised interests of the visiting teaching fellow.

Past visiting fellows include Associate Professor Maila Katrin Stivens, who was appointed the Visiting Associate Professor under the William Lim Siew Wai Fellowship for AY2010-2011 Semester 1. Her selected topic was titled 'Genders, Sexualities and Globalisation: Emerging Asian Perspectives'. For AY2011-2012 Semester 1, the visiting fellow was Professor Mike Featherstone, who was appointed under the Lim Chong Yah Professorship in Arts and Social Sciences. His selected topic was "Consumer Culture: Issues in Social and Cultural Theory".

For AY2014-2015 Semester 1, the visiting scholar is Prof Peter Van Der Veer. Please click here for the course outline.