Subject details

  • Topics
    • Culture and Communication
    • Intercultural Communication
    • Essentialism and Non-essentialism
    • Stereotyping
    • Prejudice
    • Othering
    • Representations of Other Cultures
    • Indigenous Perspectives
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. reflect on engagement with other cultures and culturally diverse thinking perspectives
  2. compose a sound argument which applies intercultural concepts and theories
  3. critique cultural positionings and colonial forms of knowledge
  4. engage with Indigenous knowledge, perspectives and values
  5. demonstrate awareness of own cultural background and identify how it impacts on worldview
  6. effectively analyse global media representations, synthesizing evidence from primary and secondary sources.
  • Assignment 1 - Media Analysis (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Critical Reflections (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Presentation (25%)
  • Assignment 4 - Group Report (30%)

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 subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject investigates our engagement with other cultures and culturally diverse thinking and perspectives. It will particularly explore Indigenous knowledge, perspectives and values. Students will critique cultural positionings and colonial forms of knowledge, as well as reflect on their own cultural background/identity and how it impacts their worldview. This subject also examines the effects and consequences of representation by analysing the ideological role played by global media, the way certain topics or cultural groups are represented and thought about, and how this connects with power.

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