2018 Winter School Subject List

Youth and Youth Culture (GCST2612) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

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

There are no Instructor details available for this course.

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

Start Date: 16 Jan 2018 
End Date: 15 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 50 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prerequisites - 

    12 Junior credit points from (Gender and Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013) or 12 senior credit points in Digital Cultures. Waiver available via departmental co-ordinator for students without these pre-requistes including students with prior learning in non-Arts subjects.

  2. Prohibition: - 



This unit examines academic, public and popular ideas about youth and practices of youth culture.

It will introduce students to some of the current parameters for studying youth cultural forms and practices and the significance of various conceptions of youth.

Points of focus will include popular images of youth and youth culture, discourses on (im)maturity, development, and training, and critical perspectives on youth as an identity and an experience.


1 x Tutorial presentation equivalent to 500wds (10%), 1 x 2000wd Essay (40%), 1 x 2000wd Take-home Exercise (40%), Tutorial participation (10%)


Start Date: 16 Jan 2018     End Date: 15 Feb 2018


Tues 10:00 - 13:00

Thurs 10:00 - 13:00


Lectures: Seminar Room 3001, Sydney Nanoscience Hub


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