Units of Study

SCLG2609 - Contemporary Cultural Issues

Semester 2, 2014  |  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%) and 2000wd essay (40%) and 2000wd take-home exercise (45%)


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


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




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