Text, Image, Culture
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- Domestic student fee:
- $795.00 (AUD)
- HECS student fee:
- $706.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $1,020.00 (AUD)
Cultural Studies analyses the way people represent themselves to one another. Whether it's your national identity that gives you the sense of who you are, your religion, your gender or sexuality; whether your medium is film, writing or multimedia, or, for that matter, graffiti or clothes, Cultural Studies aims to reveal the complex, dynamic and political ways in which representation makes and un-makes human relationships. From the intimate to the global, from personal practice to institutional power, Critical and Cultural Studies reveals how images, meanings and identities influence the way our lives are organised.
The aim of CLT110 is to provide you with a broad and accessible introduction to what Cultural Studies is and what it does. Throughout the unit, you will develop critical skills and will become aware of the important role that Cultural Studies can play in the making and re-making of daily life, both on a personal and on a global level.
If you have no prior university experience, you should complete SSK12 or SSK13 before starting this unit
At the completion of this unit students will:
1. have a clear understanding of the meaning of culture and Cultural Studies, and why the latter has developed
2. have a practical knowledge of key methods of theoretical and textual analysis
3. have a broad sense of a number of the key theories, issues and debates in contemporary cultural politics
4. be able to demonstrate how everyday practice enacts cultural theory, which in turn, only make sense in relation to practice.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||Poststructuralism: the big picture|
|2||Deconstructing cultural texts and practices|
|3||What on earth is postmodernism?|
|4||Our postmodern lives|
|5||Bodies, subjectivity and culture|
|7||Sex and sexuality in everyday life|
|8||Sexualities: power, identities, genders|
|9||Empire and globalisation: the rise of modern civilisations|
|10||Colonial and postcolonial identities|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
Print based materials
- Welcome Letter
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing), Curtin University
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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