Specialisation

Major - Cultural and Social Analysis

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1604CSA2.1

Status: INACTIVE
This version of the specialisation is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find unitset currently available.

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


Cultural and Social Analysis is an interdisciplinary major aimed at developing knowledge, research skills and analytic capacities relevant to understanding and interpreting landscapes of cultural diversity and social difference in our contemporary world, both in terms of the broad contours, as well as specific micro-social environments. A key starting point is the idea that our individual identities are not created by us alone, but are formed within specific cultural, social, material and spatial environments. This major provides a grounding in contemporary debates and methodologies in cultural studies and social theory, and draws on various disciplines including history, sociology, communications, and linguistics. Topics include globalisation, popular culture (including film and literature), everyday urban life, cultural and social impacts of scientific theories and new technologies, multiculturalism, contemporary spirituality, the body in culture, and theories of feminism, postmodernism and postcolonialism. Study in this area is relevant for work involving commentary and analysis of contemporary social issues and cultural practices (e.g. journalism, teaching, activism) and fields concerned with designing, delivering and evaluating cultural and artistic productions, and education, communication, welfare or health services, in culturally diverse communities.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal enquiriesHCA@uws.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal enquiriesHCA@uws.edu.au

Major Structure

Students would be eligible for this major having successfully completed 80 credit points which includes the units in the following recommended sequence.

Bankstown Campus

Students completing a major in Cultural and Social Analysis must complete the Level 1 unit:

100897 Everyday Life

Students may also select the following Level 1 unit to contribute to their major area:

100846 Analytical Reading and Writing

Students may also select the following Level 3:

400087 Applied Critical Methods

Students must also complete no less than six units from the following list of Level 2 and 3 units:

Level 2 and 3 Units

Note: Not all units will be offered each year. Units will be offered on a rotational basis.

101409 Aboriginal Cultural Texts
100988 Chaos and Communication
101265 Children's Culture
102192 Cinema and Censorship
100992 Communication: Power and Practice
100994 Consumer Culture
100854 Contemporary Popular Cultures
100858 Culture and Globalisation
102185 Culture, Discourse and Meaning
100996 Death and Culture
100998 Evolutionary Thinking
100866 Film and Drama
100999 Gender At Work
SS238A Genres
100964 Introduction to Film Studies
101251 Introduction to Psychoanalysis
100961 Humanities Internship
100871 International Texts and Contexts
100877 Multicultural Studies
100273 New Ethnicities, Old Racisms
100882 Politics of Sex and Gender
101252 Psychoanalytic Criticism
101253 Public Memory and Commemoration
102191 Queer Culture
G2006 Race, Community and National Identity in Australia
101003 Religion and Culture
101005 Representing Crime
100884 Social Inequalities
101006 Social Semiotics
100886 Special Topics in Cultural and Social Analysis
101007 Story Links and Indigenous Knowledge
101008 Technologies of Racism
101009 The Body in Culture
101990 The Racial State
100970 Understanding Power
100291 Urban Life/Urban Culture
101898 Violence in Everyday Life
101010 What is the Human?
100298 Youth Cultures and Moral Panics

Penrith Campus

Students completing a major in Cultural and Social Analysis must complete the Level 1 unit:

100897 Everyday Life

Students may also complete the following Level 1 unit to contribute to their major area:

100846 Analytical Reading and Writing

Students must also complete no less than six units from the following list of Level 2 and 3 units:

Level 2 and 3 Units

Note: Not all units will be offered each year. Units will be offered on a rotational basis.

100988 Chaos and Communication
101265 Children's Culture
100990 Cinema, Culture, Memory
100992 Communication: Power and Practice
100994 Consumer Culture
100854 Contemporary Popular Cultures
100858 Culture and Globalisation
100996 Death and Culture
100860 Emotions, Culture and Community
100998 Evolutionary Thinking
100866 Film and Drama
SS238A Genres
100961 Humanities Internship
100871 International Texts and Contexts
100964 Introduction to Film Studies
101251 Introduction to Psychoanalysis
100877 Multicultural Studies
100882 Politics of Sex and Gender
101252 Psychoanalytic Criticism
101253 Public Memory and Commemoration
101003 Religion and Culture
101005 Representing Crime
100281 Sexual Culture/s
100884 Social Inequalities
101006 Social Semiotics
100886 Special Topics in Cultural and Social Analysis
101007 Story Links and Indigenous Knowledge
100889 Technocultures
101008 Technologies of Racism
10371 The Art Museum - from the Prince to the Public
101009 The Body in Culture
101411 Theories of Representation
101990 The Racial State
100970 Understanding Power
101898 Violence in Everyday Life
101010 What is the Human?

Please note:

The units listed below count towards completion of the major for students who may have passed units in the list in 2015 or earlier.

101411 - Theories of Representation [Level 2]

400087 - Applied Critical Methods [Level 3]



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