Tallinn, Estonia

Introduction to Criticism and Theory

online course
when 19 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 350

This course will provide students with a basic foundation of the vast fields of literary and cultural criticism and theory, with an emphasis on the most prominent figures and ideas from twentieth-century to today. Using both literature and film as source materials, students will look closely at how our societies operate and the roles that art and text play in shaping our understandings of the world. Through teacher-led readings, viewings, and discussions, students will enhance their critical thinking skills as well as gain experience in developing their own points of view on a variety of abstract concepts and issues that surround our lives.

Course leader

Dr Miles Beard

Target group

Undergraduate and graduate students from any background in the arts and humanities who are interested in art, philosophy, or literature.

Course aim

By the end of the curriculum the participant will have a basic/intermediate understanding of the development of thought in the fields of literary criticism and critical theory, as well as an understanding of the contemporary issues therein.

Credits info

3 EC
Students will be assessed based on their contributions to class discussions and there will be an optional essay for those who wish to receive ECTS credits.

Fee info

EUR 350: Online course fee.