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ATS2425

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Millicent Vladiv-Glover

Notes

Previously coded CLS2790

Synopsis

The unit will focus on the dominant themes and forms in contemporary Australian, American and European fiction, visual culture and music in order to answer the question: what is postmodernism and is it ethical? The course will deal with various concepts of critical theory within the context of poststructuralism, psychoanalysis and continental philosophy. The focus of the course will be on the deconstruction of cultural texts and the critical reception of theoretical models of discourse.

Assessment

Seminar paper (1500 words): 25%
Essay (2000 words): 45%
Test (60 minutes): 30%

Contact hours

2.5 hours (1 x 1.5 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

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

Comparative literature and cultural studies

Prohibitions

ATS3425