Units of Study

GCST5909 - Key Thinkers for Cultural Studies

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Lee Wallace

Description

This unit introduces students with limited background in cultural theory to key thinkers for contemporary cultural studies. Based on close reading of individual authors, with two weeks devoted to each, students will learn about the influence of such theoretical fields as Marxist, psychoanalytic and feminist theory on cultural studies as well as how to relate cultural research to traditions like phenomenology, structuralism and post-structuralism. Key thinkers in the emergence of cultural studies as a discipline will also be considered in this context.

Assessments

1x500wd seminar presentation (10%), 1x2500wd essay (50%) and 1x2000wd online reading journal (blog) (40%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

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