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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Introduces students to contemporary Cultural Studies. Students examine the value of knowledge and its relationship to cultural and everyday contexts. Through specific engagements with social, political and cultural understandings of identity, the unit focuses on power, place and ethics. Students are equipped with the necessary tools to critically engage in the complex world of the twenty first century.

Unit content

• Doing cultural studies
• Ethical interventions
• Theorising identities
• Crossroads and Future Directions

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 understand contemporary concepts and theories of culture
2 identify key issues in local, global and/or national cultures
3 reflect on a range of texts and practices with attention to their cultural meaning
4 critically analyse an everyday cultural practice or site, demonstrating an awareness of the ethical dimensions of cultural studies

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand contemporary concepts and theories of culture
  2. identify key issues in local, global and/or national cultures
  3. reflect on a range of texts and practices with attention to their cultural meaning
  4. critically analyse an everyday cultural practice or site, demonstrating an awareness of the ethical dimensions of cultural studies

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.