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Area/Catalogue
HUMS 1054

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154542

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

Students will contextualise the historical development of cultural studies theory and practice and develop an understanding of major theoretical perspectives and dominant thinkers in the areas of cultural studies.

Course content

This course will introduce students to the discipline of Cultural Studies and its tools for critical thinking. Students will examine the construction of individual and collective meaning and identity in everyday life. Students will learn to make sense of contemporary culture in relation to our identities and communities, and develop an understanding of how various cultural texts and practices convey different kinds of meaning and value. Students will develop knowledge of the historical development, major debates and theoretical movements in Cultural Studies.

Topics covered include: ideology and power; individual, collective and national identities; race, gender, sexualities and class; post colonialism; media and consumer culture; the impact of globalisation; poststructuralist and postmodernism; digital media cultures; cultural politics and policy; diversity and resistance.


Textbook(s)

Chris Barker and Emma A. Jane 2016, Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice, Sage

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Essay Plan 800 words 15% N/A
Annotated bibliography 1500 words 35% N/A
Essay 2200 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries

Degrees this course is offered in

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