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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to contemporary Cultural Studies. Students examine the value of knowledge and its relationship to cultural and everyday contexts. Through specific engagements with social, political and cultural understandings of identity, the unit focuses on power, place and ethics. Students are equipped with the necessary tools to critically engage in the complex world of the twenty first century.

Unit content

• Doing cultural studies
• Ethical interventions
• Theorising identities
• Crossroads and Future Directions

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1express an understanding of culture in the Australian contextKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
2identify key concepts and theories as crucial tools in a critical understanding of identityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
3articulate the relation between cultural theory and the contexts in which it is produced (in relation to time and place)Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
4critically intervene in a specific context or site of everyday practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
5analyse a range of texts and practices with attention to their cultural meaningKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
6appreciate the responsibility of research as active intervention in contemporary society.Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. express an understanding of culture in the Australian context
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. identify key concepts and theories as crucial tools in a critical understanding of identity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. articulate the relation between cultural theory and the contexts in which it is produced (in relation to time and place)
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. critically intervene in a specific context or site of everyday practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. analyse a range of texts and practices with attention to their cultural meaning
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  6. appreciate the responsibility of research as active intervention in contemporary society.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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