Cultural Studies

HONOURS SUBJECT AREA

Cultural Studies enables students to undertake a broad study of culture in Media and Communications, English, Art History and Theory, Sociology and Anthropology as well as dedicated Cultural Studies units on topics such as: media and cultural practice; youth cultures; everyday cultures; consumer identities and practices; popular genre studies; and critical cultural theory.

The honours year

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area. The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Workload and assessment

The Honours year in Cultural Studies consists of: a 15000 word thesis on a topic devised by the student in consultation with a supervisor appointed by the department; a methods unit that provides training in thesis research and writing and includes a series of practical research skills workshops; and two research seminars chosen from a list that changes from semester to semester.

Related subject areas

English, Sociology, Anthropology, Gender Studies

Our courses that offer this honours subject area