6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2017
Music, food, fashion, architecture and cinema are just a few of the cultural products that can be studied to analyse contemporary transnational cultural flows which are visible the world over. The unit looks at the implications of globalisation for a variety of cultural phenomena, tracing transitions from local to global cultural practices and investigating specific cases of local consumption of global cultures.
Students successfully completing the unit should have:
- A deeper knowledge of the concepts of modernity and tradition, and the problems of cultural ownership and authenticity;
- Acquired knowledge about the challenges to cultural nationalism by transnational cultural flows;
- Studied some cases of cultural production and its local consumption, and critically analysed material relating to these case studies;
- Improved their oral skills by participating in tutorial debate on specific instances of cultural flows and local identities created through their consumption;
- Improved their written skills;
- Developed independent research skills;
- Developed the ability to critically assess the ideological implications of global cultural flows.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
AZA3627, ATS2627, ATS3627