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Area/Catalogue
HUMS 3048

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154544

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

Students will advance their understanding of how space has developed as a site of cultural life. Students will also further develop their knowledge of identities as situated in place and in historical, political, cultural, social and visual contexts.

Course content

Students will critically examine topics such as cultural myths, virtual communities, consumerism, small towns, environment, trauma and the body to understand how spaces and places shape identities and cultural ways of life. Students will draw on historical and contemporary field work to understand the development of the field of cultural geography and to apply its tools of research and analysis.


Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Completion of any two second year courses from the Cultural Studies major/sub-major within the Bachelor of Arts, or by approval from the Program Director.

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
Essay 1350 words 30% N/A
Presentation N/A 20% 20 minutes
Case study 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

Degrees this course is offered in

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