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Area/Catalogue
HUMS 2045

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
166842

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

Students will develop an understanding of an array of popular culture sites and texts.

Course content

Understanding Popular Culture will expose students to an array of popular culture sites and texts. In so doing, it will offer an enhanced understanding of how the pleasure of engaging popular culture intersects with questions of gender, sexuality, race & ethnicity, class, age and other sources of making sense of culture and identity. Students will consider topics such as superheroes, social media & selfie culture, bogans, contemporary Aboriginal comedy, reality TV, manga, comics and the role of social networking platforms such as Snapchat, Instagram, Renren and online dating apps.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Online 3 hours x 10 weeks
Online 3 hours x 2 weeks
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
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Annotated bibliography 900 words 20% N/A
Critical analysis 1350 words 30% N/A
Research paper 2250 words 50% N/A
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Annotated bibliography 900 words 20% N/A
Critical analysis 1350 words 30% N/A
Research paper 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
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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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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