SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

Comparative Studies in Cultures

This optional unit explores how ideas are expressed and understood in a cultural comparative context. It examines the critical tradition of the West and, emphasising a socio-anthropological interpretation, explores the boundaries between different cultures and cultural perspectives. Topics include:

  • systems of knowledge
  • rationality
  • language and communication
  • language and perception
  • modernity
  • the impact of technology and globalisation on the concepts of culture and individual identity

 

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