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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1express an understanding of culture in the Australian context
2identify key concepts and theories as crucial tools in a critical understanding of identity
3articulate the relation between cultural theory and the contexts in which it is produced (in relation to time and place)
4critically intervene in a specific context or site of everyday practice
5analyse a range of texts and practices with attention to their cultural meaning
6appreciate the responsibility of research as active intervention in contemporary society.

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

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

Prescribed texts

  • Longhurst, B, Smith, G, Bagnall, G, Crawford, G & Ogborn, M, 2016, Introducing Cultural Studies, 3rd edn, Routledge, London.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours  (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour  (12 weeks)
Assessment
Participation30%
Reflective writing25%
Essay45%
Notice

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