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Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will have developed the following skills:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the practice of Cultural Studies, in particular, the concepts and thinkers that are central to the field
  2. engage critically with cultural texts and practices from everyday life
  3. demonstrate a critical awareness of the material effects of ways of knowing, and a capacity to intervene in those processes
  4. demonstrate commitment to the problematisation of inequality
  5. engage with the ideas of others, present ideas in a coherent manner, and offer evidence to support their arguments.
    • Introduction to Cultural Studies
    • Humanism
    • Post-structuralism
    • Subjectivity
    • Performance and Performativity
    • Habitus
    • Place/Space
    • Sexuality
    • Race
    • Ethics
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links

Equivalent subjects

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

  • MAQ-CLT110


If you have no prior university experience, you should complete BAR100 Academic Learning Skills or COM10006 Academic Literacies: Learning and Communication Practice before starting this subject.

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as CLT110 Living Culture.

From the printed page to the internet, from figurative painting to digital photography, from radio to the iPod, from film to the webcam, the last hundred years have seen a radical transformation in the way ideas and values are communicated, and how we're entertained. These changes aren't just a revolution in technology, however. They have been accompanied by an even more radical transformation in how people understand their place in the world. From modem authority to post-modern multiplicity, from national identity to global fluidity, from passive consumption to interactivity, our understandings of who we are, how we relate to one another and how we identify ourselves have also been transformed. The aim of this subject, and cultural studies in general, is to introduce you to how these changes are related to one another, and how they affect the way we live, play and work.

  • Assignment 1 (15%)
  • Assignment 2 (20%)
  • Assignment 3 (25%)
  • Assignment 4 (40%)

Textbooks are not required.

Related degrees

undergraduate MAQ-ART-DEG-2018

Bachelor of Arts

  • Major in Ancient History
  • Major in English
  • Major in Modern History
  • Major in Philosophy
  • Major in Politics
  • Major in Society and Culture
  • Major in Sociology