2017 Winter School Subject List

Consumer Cultures (GCST2630) - Applications Closed

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Gender and Cultural Studies
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

Instructors:
(1) Mr Christen Cornell - christen.cornell@sydney.edu.au

Contacts:
(1) Dr Kane Race - kane.race@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 28 Nov 2016 
End Date: 14 Dec 2016 
Capacity: 25 
Status: Applications Closed 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 21 Nov 2016 
Census date: 03 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 03 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No

Prerequisites:

  1. Prerequisite: - 

    12 Junior credit points from Gender and Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013

Description

Consumerism is a contradictory cultural formation. It is a source of meaning, pleasure and identity, but also a cause of environmental degradation, social injustice and, for some, individual alienation. This unit sets out some of the ethical, environmental and social problems associated with consumerism, and examines in detail some of the creative, ingenious and determined responses to these problems.

Assessment

2x500w short journals (25%), 1x1500wd critical media analysis (35%), 1x2000wd case study (40%)

Timetable

Start Date: 28 Nov 2016     End Date: 14 Dec 2016

Lectures:

Carslaw 359

Mon 28 NOV 2016 - 10:00-13:00 hrs
Wed 30 NOV 2016 - 10:00-13:00 hrs
Fri 02 DEC 2016 - 10:00-13:00 hrs

Mon 05 DEC 2016 - 10:00-13:00 hrs
Wed 07 DEC 2016 - 10:00-13:00 hrs
Fri 09 DEC 2016 - 10:00-13:00 hrs

Mon 12 DEC 2016 - 10:00-13:00 hrs
Wed 14 DEC 2016 - 10:00-13:00 hrs

Tutorials:

Carslaw 359

Mon 28 NOV 2016 - 14:00-15:30 hrs
Wed 30 NOV 2016 - 14:00-15:30 hrs
Fri 02 DEC 2016 - 14:00-15:30 hrs

Mon 05 DEC 2016 - 14:00-15:30 hrs
Wed 07 DEC 2016 - 14:00-15:30 hrs
Fri 09 DEC 2016 - 14:00-15:30 hrs

Mon 12 DEC 2016 - 14:00-15:30 hrs
Wed 14 DEC 2016 - 14:00-15:30 hrs

Texts

Course reader.