Youth Cultures (GCST2612)


This unit examines academic and popular cultural ideas about youth and practices of youth culture. It will introduce students to some of the current parameters for studying youth cultural forms, practices and theories by drawing on research with young people. Points of focus will include discussion of youth, youth subcultures, filmic depictions of youth cultures, youth arts and critical perspectives on schooling. These seemingly diverse narratives and sites are brought together by the fact that they all play roles in shaping the lived experience of contemporary youth culture.

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


tutorial participation (10%), 1x tutorial presentation (10%), 1x1500wd write-up of presentation (30%), 1x2000wd essay/take-home exam (50%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(12 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013) or (12 senior credit points of Digital Cultures)



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