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University of Gothenburg

Department of Cultural Sciences

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The research projects and the courses at the Department of Cultural Sciences investigate culture from a number of different perspectives. We offer subjects that are part of the aesthetic sciences and that explore different cultural areas such as the pictorial arts, music, and film, i.e. ‘Culture’ in a traditional, narrow sense.

However, the Department also comprises subjects where various cultural expressions are viewed from a broader, social perspective. Cultural studies, the study of Children’s and Youth Culture, Ethnology, and Gender Studies are some examples of this. Irrespective of whether the studies concern different kinds of specific cultural expressions or wider cultural perspectives, our common aim is to explore a multitude of aesthetical, historical, communicative and meaning-making aspects of human interaction in contemporary society.