Specialisation

Sub-major - Cultural and Social Analysis

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1070.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

1651.5 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)
1651.6 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)
1651.7 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)
1651.8 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)
1652.5 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
1652.6 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
1652.7 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
1652.8 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
1655.7 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)
1655.8 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)
1655.9 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)
1695.4 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business and Commerce
1696.2 Bachelor of Communication
1696.3 Bachelor of Communication
1696.4 Bachelor of Communication
1706.1 Bachelor of Arts
1706.2 Bachelor of Arts
1706.3 Bachelor of Arts
1706.4 Bachelor of Arts
1736.1 Bachelor of Communication (Dean's Scholars)
1736.2 Bachelor of Communication (Dean's Scholars)
1791.1 Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production)
1791.2 Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production)
1808.1 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Science
1808.2 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Science
1808.3 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Science
1818.1 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
1818.2 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
1818.3 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
1838.1 Bachelor of Creative Industries
1842.1 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative Industries
3654.3 Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of Arts
3763.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts
6005.1 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts
6005.2 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts
6005.3 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts
6015.1 Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production)
6015.2 Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.


Cultural and Social Analysis is an interdisciplinary sub-major 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. This sub-major provides 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 popular culture, everyday urban life, cultural and social impacts of scientific theories and new technologies, multiculturalism, and contemporary spirituality. 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
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal enquiriesHCA@uws.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal enquiriesHCA@uws.edu.au

Sub-major Structure

Students must successfully complete 40 credit points as follows.

Please note all Bachelor of Arts students including Pathways to Teaching, Dean’s Scholars and double degrees must complete the structure under the heading Bachelor of Arts.

Please note all Bachelor of Creative Industries students including double degrees must complete the structure under the heading Bachelor of Creative Industries.

This specialisation is available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses. If the specialisation is available on your campus, the course structure allows space for enrolment in the specialisation and pre-requisite requirements can be met, please follow the structure under the heading Bachelor of Arts. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

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

Bachelor of Arts Students

Arts students must choose at least two of the following four units:

102410 Digital Cultures
100897 Everyday Life
101906 Researching Culture
101979 Understanding Visual Culture

Bachelor of Creative Industries Students

Creative Industries students will have already completed 100897 Everyday Life as their Introduction to Major unit as part of the core requirements of the course and must choose at least two from the following three units:

102410 Digital Cultures
101906 Researching Culture
101979 Understanding Visual Culture

Pool Units

Additional units to complete the sub major can be chosen from the following pool units.

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

Level 2 Unit Pool

102192 Cinema and Censorship
101967 Cultural History of Books and Reading
101250 Digital Futures
102425 Digital Humanities and Research Methods (UG)
100964 Introduction to Film Studies
100882 Politics of Sex and Gender
101917 Representing Everyday Life in Literary and Visual Cultures
101990 The Racial State
101989 Thinking Cinema
100291 Urban Life/Urban Culture
100298 Youth Cultures and Moral Panics

Level 3 Unit Pool

101981 Activism, Engagement and Social Change
101265 Children's Culture
101626 Children's Literature: Image and Text
101984 Cinema and Experience
101870 Climate Change and Culture
102413 Consumer Culture
102185 Culture, Discourse and Meaning
102479 Cultures of Crime and Punishment
102529 Cyber Justice (UG)
100996 Death and Culture
100860 Emotions, Culture and Community
100866 Film and Drama
102305 Food: A Cultural History
101716 Healing and Culture
101991 History of Sexuality
101988 Human Rights and Culture
101468 Islam, Media and Conflict
102781 Labour and Culture
101985 Politics, Power and Resistance
101987 Postcolonial Australian Cinema
102191 Queer Culture
101005 Representing Crime
101009 The Body in Culture
101848 Transnationalism and Migration
101731 Understanding Power
101898 Violence in Everyday Life
101010 What is the Human?

Please note

The Level 2 and 3 units listed below count towards completion of the sub-major for students from 2015 or earlier, who may have previously passed these units.

Level 2 units

101409 - Aboriginal Cultural Texts

100845 - Contemporary Popular Cultures

101408 - Critical Discourse Analysis

SS238A - Genres

101251 - Introduction to Psychoanalysis

100273 - New Ethnicities, Old Racisms

G2006 - Race, Community and National Identity in Australia

100884 - Social Inequalities

100886 - Special Topics in Cultural and Social Analysis

100889 - Technocultures

10371 - The Art Museum-from the Prince to the Public

101411 - Theories of Representation

101879 - Women with Muslim Identity

Level 3 units

101295 - Aesthetics

400087 - Applied Critical Methods

100988 - Chaos and Communication

100990 - Cinema, Culture, Memory

100992 - Communication: Power and Practice

100994 - Consumer Culture

100858 - Culture and Globalisation

100998 - Evolutionary Thinking

101844 - Feminist Theories

100999 - Gender at Work

101955 - Honours Foundation

101739 - Literature and Trauma

101732 - Media, The Everyday and Uneven Modernities

101800 - Media, Violence, Protest, Terror

101252 - Psychoanalytic Criticism

101253 - Public Memory and Commemoration

101003 - Religion and Culture

101006 - Social Semiotics

101007 - Story Links and Indigenous Knowledge

101832 - Talking Normal: Sociolinguistics and Modern Literature

101008 - Technologies of Racism

101738 - The Art Game: Fraud, Forgery, Theft and Perfidy

101798 - Understanding Freedom

The Level 3 unit listed below counts towards completion of the Sub-major for students who successfully completed the unit in 2019 or earlier.

100961 - Humanities Internship



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