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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Yeoh Seng Guan


The unit is a reading course that grounds students in contemporary debates on a range of social and cultural theory at an advanced level through a mixture of lecture inputs and seminars. Students will acquire interdisciplinary skills in critically evaluating key theoretical debates and situating them in the context of their thesis research projects.


Upon completion of the unit, students should have acquired:

  1. critical familiarity and competence with major debates in contemporary social and cultural theory;
  2. interdisciplinary proficiency in discussing and debating, in writing and orally, advanced theoretical concepts;
  3. critical relevance of the theoretical debates in connection with their own thesis research projects.


Three mini-essay questions (1500 words each): 60%;
Major essay assignment (4000 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Yeoh Seng Guan

Contact hours

One 1-hour lecture and one 1-hour seminar per week.