Cultural Contexts: Communities and Cultures in Action - 2017

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Unit summary

MECX350

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Supplemented
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: Sem2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

This unit was previously known as CLT370 Cultural Contexts.

This unit gives cultural studies students an opportunity to reflect on what they have learned - about what kinds of research questions cultural studies asks, the methodologies it uses and the theoretical frameworks it deploys. Students explore the ways cultural studies can be used beyond undergraduate study - for further research, such as Masters or postgraduate research, and for understanding workplaces or other domains of cultural practice.

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. apply cultural studies research questions and methods to chosen contexts, including cultural representations, policies and relevant texts of associated community groups
  2. develop critical and analytical skills that enable students to identify key problems or issues within a field, research the chosen field and gather relevant information and propose strategies for creative solutions using culturally appropriate methods of communication suited to that context
  3. reflect critically on their own experiences and use those experiences as a source of information for further cultural studies research.
  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 (40%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CLT370 — Cultural Contexts

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access — Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Cultural studies and research
2Critical whiteness studies
3Critical legal studies
4Ethics
5Somatechnics
6Australian cultural studies
7Performance studies
8Research

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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