Units of Study

SCLG2609 - Contemporary Cultural Issues

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Sheleyah Ane Courtney


This unit of study will examine key issues and debates within current sociological writings on culture. It will assess critically a range of cultural issues pertinent to structuralist, poststructuralist, deconstructionist as well as postmodern accounts of contemporary culture. An aim of this unit is to link concepts of culture to specific case studies, in order to facilitate the joining of theory with research. This aim will be achieved through addressing various issues, including analysis of cultural representations, popular culture, as well as the role of agency within cultural formations.


tutorial participation (15%), 1x1500wd essay (35%) and 1x2000wd take-home exam (50%)


A reader will be available through the Copy Centre


1x2hr lecture/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week


SCLG1001 and SCLG1002




  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm





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