Indigenous Pop Culture
Enrolments for this year have closed. Apply for 2022
- 21 Feb 2022
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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At the completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Discuss significant contemporary Indigenous artists, performers, authors, musicians, meme makers and other producers of popular culture.
- Articulate the way Indigenous people and communities consume and subvert popular culture.
- Engage critically with colonial representations of Indigenous people
- Describe contemporary Indigenous Australian political creativity.
- "A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials."
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Pre-requisite: 40cp at 1000 level or above
- Other requirements -
Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This unit introduces students to significant, contemporary Indigenous artists, performers, authors, musicians, meme makers and other producers of popular culture. This unit also considers the way Indigenous people and communities consume and subvert popular culture. Students will engage with global Indigenous collaborations expressing resistance, resurgence and rebellion against colonial representations. Graduates of this unit will be able to demonstrate an understanding of contemporary Indigenous political creativity.
- Content quizzes (30%)
- Reading quizzes (30%)
- Major Essay (40%)
Current study term: 20 Feb 22 to 05 Jun 22
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Bachelor of Arts
- Major in English
- Major in Ancient History
- Major in Modern History
- Major in Philosophy
- Major in Politics
- Major in Sociology
- Major in Creative Writing
- Major in Indigenous Studies
- Major in International Relations
- Major in Applied Ethics