Units of Study

SCLG2609 - Contemporary Cultural Issues

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Sheleyah Ane Courtney
Phone: +61 2 9351 3080
Email: sheleyah.courtney@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

tutorial participation (15%) and 2000wd essay (40%) and 2000wd take-home exercise (45%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points from ANTH, GCST, SCLG, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013

Prohibitions

SCLG2501

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

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  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lecture

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