Units of Study

GCST2613 - Everyday Life: Theories and Practices

Semester 1, 2010  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jennifer Elizabeth Germon

Description

While much of our knowledge of everyday life is taken for granted, often considered ordinary or banal, the field of everyday life studies has provided one of the most important contributions to Cultural Studies. Drawing on critical thinkers including Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau and Raymond Williams as well as feminist approaches to the study of the everyday, this unit will explore some of the defining theories, practices and research methods in this exciting new field.

Assessments

one 1000 word close reading assignment, one 2000 word observation task assignment, one 2000 word critical essay or photo essay and one 1000 word group presentation

Classes

one 1 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites

18 Junior credit points

Prohibitions

GCST2611

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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