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Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectAnthropology
Number & Suffix: 123
Transcript Title: ART CULTRE & SOCTY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The course provides an overview of the academic and social discourse on the role of art and culture in society. In addition to the more conventional subdivisions of art and culture along the lines of disciplines (such as theater, dance, music, film, television and digital media), there is an explicit eye for the changed dynamics within the art, media, and cultural industries as a result of successive innovations. For example, cultural production opportunities for private users have grown as a result of digitization, and the participation in and the dynamic and cultural dimension of the public debate has become more diverse due to changing cultural compositions of societies. The relationship between art, culture, and society is approached from two perspectives. Firstly, the course looks at how art and culture take concrete form in society (mapping the field) and secondly how social issues are discussed within art and culture practice. This leads to a series of lectures in which different perspectives (e.g. art sociology, policy science, ethnography, philosophy, cultural studies) are linked to this relationship. In the seminars, the students work in groups on an analysis of the art and culture world on the basis of these different perspectives, in which the concrete art and culture practice is central. A thematic thread during the lectures is the attention for national and transnational cultural policy, in which the dynamic described above is regularly thematized. For example, there is attention for the internationalization of art and culture practice, cultural diplomacy, the social turn, cultural education and community arts. Some organizations within the cultural field explicitly operate in an inter- or transnational context. They have to deal with both national cultural policies and transnational policies, e.g. cultural policy of the EU or WTO regulations. Other organizations deal much more with national or local cultural policies. 
Language of Instruction: English
Partner University Department: Media and Culture Studies 
Partner University Course Number: MC2V19002