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GCST2612 - Youth Cultures

Summer Late, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Carina Mary Lindsay Garland


This unit examines academic and popular cultural ideas about youth and practices of youth culture. It will introduce students to some of the current parameters for studying youth cultural forms, practices and theories by drawing on research with young people. Points of focus will include discussion of youth, youth subcultures, filmic depictions of youth cultures, youth arts and critical perspectives on schooling. These seemingly diverse narratives and sites are brought together by the fact that they all play roles in shaping the lived experience of contemporary youth culture.


tutorial participation (10%), 1x tutorial presentation (10%), 1x1500 word write-up of presentation (30%), 1x2000 word essay/take-home exam (50%)


1x2 hour lecture and 1x1 hour tutorial per week


18 junior credit points



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