2018 Winter School Subject List

Consumer Cultures (GCST2630) - 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: 15 Jan 2018 
End Date: 14 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 40 
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: - 



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.


2 x 500wd short journals (25%), 1 x 1500wd critical media analysis (35%), 1 x 2000wd case study (40%) and class participation


Start Date: 15 Jan 2018     End Date: 14 Feb 2018


Mon, 10:00 - 13:00

Wed, 10:00 - 13:00


Mon, 13:00 - 14:00

Wed, 13:00 - 14:00


McRae Room S418, Quadrangle Building


Course reader.