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Intellectuals and power: a history of institutions (6 points)
Leader: Axel Fliethmann
Synopsis: The subject looks at the history of academic culture from the perspective of current problems in the academic world. These problems envisage a) the power play among various disciplines about giving the right description of the b) the influence of media use in research presentation and how the materiality of communication influences the outcome; c) the question of autonomy as seen from the academic perspective; d) the question of self-perception of academics and their ‘ethics’; e) the question of globalisation. These questions will be explored through history by reading classical texts from academics on academic culture.
Assessment: 1 hour exam (20%), Class Presentation/1000 words (20%) Essay/2500 words (60%) due week 14.
Contact Hours: 2.5 hours lecture/seminar per week. Private study of 9.5 hours per week to be spent reading the prescribed texts and background reading
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