Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2020 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2020.02

Subject Information
Subject Code CST 120
Subject Name Culture and Society
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence MACS120
Assessment 1. Essay 25% 2. Exam: Take home 35% 3. Reflection: Reflective journal 40%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 835  $ 835  $ 835  $ 835  $ 835  $ 835 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (02-03-2020 to 02-07-2020)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2hr lecture, 1hr Tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Ian Buchanan
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Ian Buchanan
Instance Comment  
Census Date 16-04-2020

Subject Description
The central goal of this subject is the development of cultural and social literacy and an understanding of the influence of power, authority, identity, gender, technology and globalisation. Focusing on the mundane aspects of everyday life from the celebration of Australia Day to putting out the rubbish, this subject draws on cross‐disciplinary concepts and social research methods from cultural studies as well as anthropology, communication, media studies, philosophy, and sociology, to raise questions about everyday life in the 21st century. Conceptually based this subject promotes awareness of the cultural continuities and changes within cultures and societies. It provides a vocabulary to critically analyse social theories and complementary and contrasting viewpoints about people, cultures and societies.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of key questions and concepts relating to the study of culture and society (assignment 3).
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the critical vocabulary used in the study of culture and society (assignment 2 and 3).
3. Demonstrate the skills required to research an issue in the study of culture and society and communicate it in writing and orally (assignment 1, 2 and 3).
4. Demonstrate cognitive skills to critically review, analyse, consolidate and synthesize knowledge in the study of culture and society and communicate it to others (assignment 1 and 2).
5. Demonstrate reflective skills in thinking about and applying knowledge of the study of culture and society (assignment 3).

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