Introduction to Cultural Studies (GCST1601)

UNIT OF STUDY

Cultural studies explores everyday life, media and popular culture. It shows us how we can make sense of contemporary culture as producers, consumers, readers and viewers, in relation to our identities and communities. How do various cultural texts and practices convey different kinds of meaning and value? Drawing upon key approaches in the field, students will learn how to analyse cultural forms such as advertising, television, film and popular music.

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Classes

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

Assessment

1x online reflective learning journal equivalent to 2000 words (40%), 1x group presentation (10%), 1x2000wd essay (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)

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No

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