Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Contemporary Popular CulturesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100854.3

Discipline: SOCIETY AND CULTURE NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Tanya Serisier


Incompatible Units
VP204A - Reading Popular Culture, 63123 - Contemporary Popular Cultures

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 40 credit points at Level 1


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit looks at popular culture in contemporary society and the ways it functions to give shape and meaning to social life. It considers issues around the politics of popular culture, questions of value, taste, subjectivity, resistance and pleasure. It invites students to reflect upon their own experiences of and relations to popular culture as well as those of others to develop skills of analysis and interpretation. It covers topics as diverse as shopping, TV Talk Shows, tattooing, celebrity and fandom.

Specialisations

KP1000.1HumanitiesCONTINUING
M1007.1Cultural and Social AnalysisCONTINUING
SM1003.1Cultural and Social AnalysisCONTINUING




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