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Subject details

  • Topics
    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia

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

  1. describe cultural theories in historical context
  2. investigate the effect of culture on the individual and identity
  3. construct narratives of culture
  4. identify cultural processes in a contemporary setting.
  • Assignment 1 - 2000 words (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - 2500 words (60%)

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

Students will develop understanding of cultural theories from historical to contemporary perspectives by exploring power and inequality, politics and representation, narratives and metanarratives. Students will also explore visual cultures and subcultures through communication and language, in the context of the changing technology and media.

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