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Engage with examples of radio, film, literature and photography from across the past century. Think critically about notions of colonialism and inequality. Interrogate recent changes in the type of cultural output consumed by groups.
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At the completion of this subject students will have developed the following skills:
- demonstrate knowledge of the practice of Cultural Studies, in particular, the concepts and thinkers that are central to the field
- engage critically with cultural texts and practices from everyday life
- demonstrate a critical awareness of the material effects of ways of knowing, and a capacity to intervene in those processes
- demonstrate commitment to the problematisation of inequality
- engage with the ideas of others, present ideas in a coherent manner, and offer evidence to support their arguments.
- Introduction to Cultural Studies
- Performance and Performativity
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
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.
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%)