Units of Study

GCST3603 - Consumer Cultures, Environmental Futures

Winter Main, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Adam Martin Gall

Description

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.

Assessments

tutorial participation (10%), 2x journal exercises (equivalent to 1000 words) (20%), 1x1500wd essay (35%), and 1x2000wd essay (35%)

Classes

1x1.5-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week, 4 film screenings totalling 4.5hrs (equivalent to 0.5-hr/week)

Prerequisites

18 Junior credit points, including 6 credit points in GCST

Prohibitions

WMST3003

Additional Information

As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by GCST2630. This unit of study will not be offered again.

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

GCST3603

Lecture 1

         
1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3

 Friday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

GCST3603

Lecture 2

         
2 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3

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