• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies
  • Minor code CULT-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Cultural Studies Minor

Cultural Studies teaches students the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills required to analyse cultural practices, forms and products from a range of local, national and global sites. It trains students to use a conceptual vocabulary that facilitates critical thinking about the role of cultural practices, policy, consumption and regulation in maintaining social norms. It challenges students to become critical and self-reflexive participants in culture, and to understand how cultural practices and products shape identities, meanings and lives at local, regional and global levels.

The minor in Culture Studies aims to develop students' capacity for thinking and communicating creatively and independently about society, identity and culture. It encourages a reflexive and questioning approach to knowledge. It draws on trans-disciplinary theoretical and methodological frameworks such as semiotics, discourse theory, post-structuralism, gender theory and queer theory.


Learning outcomes

Successful completion of this minor enables students to:

  • Use the conceptual tools of cultural studies to analysis a cultural      practice, activity or product
  • Use cultural studies methods to analyse how cultural practices and      products produce identities and meanings
  • Identify and understand concepts such as popular culture, digital      culture, visual culture, textual culture, sub-culture, national culture      and global culture
  • Contribute to scholarly and popular debates about the consumption      and regulation of cultural practices and products
  • Communicate complex ideas in speech and writing.
  • Reflect critically on the knowledge and skills developed in      Cultural Studies.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
GEND1002 Reading Popular Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Studies 6

18 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ANTH1003 Global and Local 6
ANTH2128 Media and Modernity 6
ASIA3610 Globalising Southeast Asia: Capitalism, Media, and 21st Century Cultures 6
GEND2021 Trauma, Memory and Culture 6
  GEND 2030: The Politics of Dance/Musicals
GEND2031 Cinema in Southeast Asia: Genre and Cultural Identities 6
GEND2032 Multiculturalism in Australia through Food and Sport 6
GEND2034 Going Public: Sex, Sexuality and Feminism 6
  NEWM 2006: Digital Cultures
  NEWM 2007: New Media Convergences
PHIL2111 Global Citizens 6
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