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GCST3604 - Cultural Theory

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Catherine Anne Driscoll


Cultural Studies was widely discussed as one of the "New Humanities" in the 1990s, but a long history of debates about and theories of culture precede the discipline, and the processes of deciding what are the key texts and concepts of Cultural Studies is ongoing. This unit overviews core and the most frequently referenced critical and theoretical texts from the Cultural Studies "canon". Students will also undertake reading and analysis exercises designed to help them come to grips with using "theory" in their own work.


3x500wd responses to readings (45%), choice of 1x2500wd take-home exam or 1x2500wd research essay (35%), and participation in class and online (20%)


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


18 junior credit points including at least 6 credit points GCST

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