Not currently available in 2020
Introduces students to the cultural paradigms of the 21st century and cultural evolution theory. The relationship between law, literature and culture in a post modern world is examined. Students analyse literary works using cultural evolution theory.
Topic 1: What happened after Postmodernism?
Topic 2: Cultural Evolution and the Darwinian Renaissance
Topic 3: Law and Literature as Cultural Products
Topic 4: Man, or the storytelling animal
Topic 5: Meme 1 – Truth
Topic 6: Meme 2 – Guilt
Topic 7: Meme 3 – Language
Topic 8: Meme 4 – The Other
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the complexities at the basis of the current debate on the end of postmodernism||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||identify, compare and criticise the alternative paradigms theorised as a follow-up to postmodernism||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||understand the basic concepts of memetic theory and apply them to a variety of cultural phenomena||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||explain the relationship between law, literature and culture through the lenses of cultural evolution theories||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||understand the cultural, legal and literary memetic implications in the novels used as case studies.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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