2018 Summer School Subject List

Intoduction to Cultural Studies (GCST1601) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

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

Instructors:
(1) Associate Professor Lee Wallace - lee.wallace@sydney.edu.au

Contacts:
(1) Associate Professor Lee Wallace - lee.wallace@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 10 Jan 2017 
End Date: 14 Feb 2017 
Capacity: 25 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016 
Census date: 18 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No

Prerequisites:

    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.

Description

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.

Assessment

1 x online reflective learning journal equivalent to 2000 words (40%), 1 x group presentation (10%), 1 x 2000 word Essay (40%) and Tutorial participation (10%)

Timetable

Start Date: 10 Jan 2017     End Date: 14 Feb 2017

Lectures: Tue & Thu: 10:00 - 12:00 hrs

Tutorials: Tue & Thu: 13:00 - 14:00 hrs

Location:

Eastern Avenue Seminar Room 404

Texts

Course reader and/or electronic readings available via the University Library site.