Cultural Studies

Students who commenced before 2015 can find degree information here.

Cultural Studies

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies must complete 24 credit points, including a minimum of 18 credit points of core elective units of study and a maximum of 6 credit points of elective units of study.
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Cultural Studies must complete 48 credit points, including a minimum of 30 credit points of core units of study, a maximum of 18 credit points of elective units of study.
Candidates for the Master of Cultural Studies must complete 72 credit points, including a minimum of 24 credit points of core elective units of study, a maximum of 24 credit points of elective units of study and a minimum of 12 credit points of capstone units of study.

Core Units of Study

GCST5909
Key Thinkers for Cultural Studies
6      Semester 1
GCST6903
Debates in Cultural Studies
6      Semester 2

Core Elective Units of Study

GCST5902
Natures and Cultures of Bodies
6      Semester 2
GCST5905
Identity Place and Culture
6      Semester 2
GCST6901
Cultural Policy
6      Semester 1
GCST6905
Gender in Cultural Theory
6      Semester 1
WMST6902
Arguing the Point
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
WMST6903
Gender, Media and Consumer Societies
6      Semester 2
WMST6904
Modernist Cultural Studies
6      Semester 2

Elective Units of Study

ARHT6925
Cinematographic Performance
6      Semester 1
ARHT6930
Film Theory: Art, Industry, Culture
6      Semester 1
ARIN6901
Network Society
6      Semester 2
ARIN6902
Internet Governance
6      Semester 1
Summer Late
ARIN6903
Exploring Digital Cultures
6      Semester 1
ARTS7000
Academic Communication for Postgraduates
6   

It is strongly advised that all students enrolling in this elective complete it during their first semester of study, or in Summer or Winter school when available. ARTS7000 is recommended for two main groups: 1) International postgraduate students who have not completed their Bachelor award at a university where English was the medium of instruction. 2) Domestic postgraduates who have not been in an academic environment for a prolonged period of time.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS6905
Asian Popular Culture
6      Semester 1
ASNS6908
Media Industries in East Asia
6      Semester 2
ASNS6906
Communicating in Asian Contexts
6      Semester 2
ECOP6101
Core Concepts in Political Economy
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOP6015
Global Employment and Migration
6      Semester 2
GOVT6311
Issues in Public Policy
6      Semester 2
GOVT6336
Media Politics
6      Semester 2
HRTD6906
The Philosophy of Human Rights
6    PHIL7607  Semester 2
HRTG6901
The Idea of Heritage
6      Semester 2
HSTY6987
Presenting the Past
6      Semester 2
LNGS7002
Language, Society and Power
6      Semester 1
LNGS7006
Cross-Cultural Communication
6      Semester 2
MIPH5116
Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine
4      Semester 2
MUSM7035
Ethics of Cultural Property
6      Semester 2
PACS6909
Cultures of Violence
6      Semester 1
PRFM5901
Critical Theory and Performance
6      Semester 1
SCLG6901
Citizenship Rights and Social Movements
6    SCWK6901  Semester 2
SCLG6902
Doing Social Research
6    SCLG3003  Semester 1
SCLG6903
New Debates in Social Theory
6      Semester 2
USSC6917
The American City
6      Semester 2
USSC6919
American Film and Hollywood
6      Semester 1
Candidates may choose other elective units of study from the postgraduate program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, subject to approval.

Capstone

GCST5906
Cultural Studies Internship Placement
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
GCST5907
Cultural Studies Internship Project
6    GCST5906 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
GCST6922
Dissertation Part 1
6    24 credit points 
Corequisites: WMST6902 
WMST6922 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
GCST6923
Dissertation Part 2
12    GCST6922 
WMST6923 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
GCST6912
Cultural Research Project
6    24 credit points of Cultural Studies, including GCST6902 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
GCST6902
Contemporary Issues in Cultural Research
6    24 credit points of Cultural Studies 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Information for 2014

Master of Cultural Studies
Graduate Diploma in Cultural Studies
Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies

Candidates for the Master of Cultural Studies must complete 48 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study, 18 credit points of core elective units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study. With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 6 credit points of elective units can be taken from units of study outside those listed in the Cultural Studies subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, including from units of study offered by other faculties.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Cultural Studies must complete 36 credit points, including 6 credit points of core units of study, 18 credit points of core elective units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies must complete 24 credit points, including 18 credit points of core elective units of study and 6 credit points of elective units of study.

Core Units of Study
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate can count these units towards their Core-Elective component

Semester 1
GCST5909 Key Thinkers for Cultural Studies

Semester 2
GCST6903 Debates in Cultural Studies

Core Elective Units of Study
Semester 1
GCST6906 Cultural Studies Internship Placement
GCST6907 Cultural Studies Internship Project
GCST6901 Cultural Policy
GCST6905 Gender in Cultural Theory
WMST6902 Arguing the Point
WMST6922 Dissertation Part 1
WMST6923 Dissertation Part 2

Semester 2
GCST5902 Natures and Cultures of Bodies
GCST5905 Identity Place and Culture
GCST6906 Cultural Studies Internship Placement
GCST6907 Cultural Studies Internship Project
WMST6903 Gender, Media and Consumer Societies
WMST6904 Modernism, Modernity and Modern Culture
WMST6922 Dissertation Part 1
WMST6923 Dissertation Part 2

Elective Units of Study
Semester 1
ARHT6930 Film Theory: Art, Industry, Culture
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
ASNS6905 Asian Popular Culture
PACS6915 Human Rights, Peace and Justice
SCLG6902 Doing Social Research

Semester 2
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
ASNS6908 Media Industries in East Asia
HRTD6906 The Philosophy of Human Rights
LNGS7006 Cross-Cultural Communication
MIPH5116 Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine
MUSM7035 Ethics of Cultural Property
PACS6915 Human Rights, Peace and Justice
USSC6914 Key Issues in American Culture