MJRU-LITCU v.2 Literary and Cultural Studies Major (BA)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
This major develops understanding of the making and circulation of meaning within a culture. It pays particular attention to the construction of cultural values and how they are articulated through social and creative practice. Students studying Literary and Cultural Studies as their primary major will study their first year with the STRU-BAMCC Media, Culture and Creative Arts First Year Stream
Major Overview Note
Students choosing this major within the Bachelor of Arts degree will also choose another major or an elective stream. Choosing a second major allows students to study in an additional discipline area. Choosing an elective stream allows students to undertake further study in the discipline of their first major or choose from a variety of units from around the University.
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
Students should complete LCST1003 Pleasure, Power and Popular Culture and LCST1004 Introduction to Cultural Studies in their first year.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. identify, explain and apply the key disciplinary concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies.
2. apply the theoretical, logical and methodological processes appropriate to issues that exist or arise in the field Literary and Cultural Studies- this is key to thinking creatively and generating innovative solutions to questions.
3. access and evaluate the sources, authority and relevance of information and synthesise key facts, themes and ideas in Literary and Cultural Studies.
4. communicate ideas to a range of audiences and in a variety of media and genres.
5. use technologies to access resources, communicate effectively and develop writing and research skills.
6. use disciplinary skills and knowledge to sustain intellectual curiosity in order to enhance learning strategies and support different intellectual and professional roles required by the broader community.
7. acknowledge the interrelationship between local, national and global perspectives and apply this to the enhancement of international practices and standards within the discipline.
8. value a range of cultural knowledge and take care to represent these, where appropriate, in an ethical and professional manner.
9. work independently and/or collaboratively to produce innovative and informed research that contributes meaningfully to contemporary culture.
Duration and availability
This major is available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa.
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|CWRI2000||v.1||Popular Music and Identity||3.0||25.0|
|LCST2004||v.1||Constructing the Real||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|LCST2003||v.1||Creativity, Subversion and Taste||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|LCST3000||v.1||Reading the City||3.0||25.0|
|LCST3004||v.1||Terror and the Everyday||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
* Students should complete Reading Cultural Representations and Fantasy and Cultural Representation in first year.
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