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Area/Catalogue
HUMS 2037

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154543

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To build on students’ knowledge of contemporary accounts of everyday life, both past and present. The use of theory will situate everyday life as a site for understanding culture. The course will deepen students’ understanding of the relationship between theory and practice by familiarising them with principles of ethnographic research.

Course content

Students will increase their understanding of how theory can be used as a tool to examine accounts of everyday life. Students will develop case studies of everyday life by drawing on theorists such as Bourdieu, de Certeau and Foucault, coupled with some fieldwork experiences. Topics such as suburban houses, gardens, food, lifestyle, technology, and fashion will be examined to understand how they developed historically, and continue to shape identity, resistance and pleasure in contemporary times.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
HUMS 1054 Introduction to Cultural Studies

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 2 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 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
Minor essay 1350 words 30% N/A
Presentation N/A 20% 20 minutes
Major essay 2250 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

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