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List of 2017 units of study
GCST3603 - Consumer Cultures, Environmental Futures
Semester 1, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Elspeth Probyn
Consumerism is a contradictory cultural formation. It is a source of meaning, pleasure and identity, but also a cause of environmental degradation, social injustice and, for some, individual alienation. This unit sets out some of the ethical, environmental and social problems associated with consumerism, and examines in detail some of the creative, ingenious and determined responses to these problems.
tutorial participation (10%), 2x journal exercises (equivalent to 1000 words) (20%), 1x1500wd essay (35%), and 1x2000wd essay (35%)
1x1.5-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week, 4 film screenings totalling 4.5hrs (equivalent to 0.5-hr/week)
18 Junior credit points, including 6 credit points in GCST
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