Units of Study

GCST1601 - Introduction to Cultural Studies

Winter Main, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Remy Yi Siang Low
Email: remy.low@sydney.edu.au

Description

Cultural studies explores everyday life, media and popular culture. It shows us how we can make sense of contemporary culture as producers, consumers, readers and viewers, in relation to our identities and communities. How do various cultural texts and practices convey different kinds of meaning and value? Drawing upon key approaches in the field, students will learn how to analyse cultural forms such as advertising, television, film and popular music.

Assessments

1x online reflective learning journal equivalent to 2000 words (40%), 1x group presentation (10%), 1x2000wd essay (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lecture 1

           
1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lecture 2

           
2 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3

 Friday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lecture 3

           
3 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3

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