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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Brett Hough


As for INT2060


Students successfully completing this subject should have:

  1. A deeper knowledge of the concepts of modernity and tradition, and the problems of cultural ownership and authenticity, as epitomized in copyright law

  1. Acquired knowledge about the challenges to cultural nationalism by transnational cultural flows, and the role of electronic media, especially the Internet in this

  1. Studied in depth some cases of cultural production and its local consumption, and critically analysed web-based and mass media material relating to these case studies

  1. Improved their oral skills by participating in tutorial debate, both face-to-face and on-line cross-campus, on specific instances of cultural flows and local identities created through their consumption.

  1. Improved their written skills by producing a journal (second-year students) or a well-reasoned and well-documented essay on an aspect of the globalisation debate (third-year students).

  1. Developed independent research skills (third-year students).

  1. Developed the ability to critically assess the ideological implications of global cultural flows (third-year students).


Written work: 55% (2500 words, 2 tasks)
Class tests/quizzes: 20% (1000 words)
Group online discussion project: 25% (1500 words)

Contact hours

1 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

International studies
Asian studies


First year INT sequence or permission