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GCST2605 - Race and Representation

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jane Park


This unit introduces students to cultural theories about race and ethnicity and uses these theories to examine representations of racial minorities across a range of media such as film, literature and performance within multiple national contexts. By interrogating the relationship between these representations and those of other identity categories including gender, sexuality and class, it provides a complex understanding of how 'race' as an institutional force and lived experience helps shape perceptions of ourselves and others.


tutorial participation (10%), 500wd group presentation (15%), 400wd journal (15%), 1000wd midterm essay (25%), 2200wd final research essay (35%)


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


18 Junior credit points, including GCST1601 or GCST1602


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm



Lecture 1




Lecture 2

1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3
2 This class runs from Week 4 to Week 13


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm





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