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Cultures and Diversity (8671.3)

Level: Undergraduate First Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Communication and Media

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    Syllabus

    This unit explores international cultural diversity as an essential element of our understanding in analysing the key political, economic and social issues in the world today. It examines the cultural underpinnings of perceptions, values and norms across different cultures, from their 20th century backgrounds to the present. It facilitates a better understanding of the key arguments related to universalist versus cultural relativist approaches to ethics, rights and justice. There is a particular focus on contemporary global issues and misunderstandings revolving around conceptions and representations of cultures, race, ethnicity, religion and gender. The unit also explores shifting notions of identity and citizenship.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. understand and critically analyse the cultural influence on key contemporary international political, economic and social issues
    2. understand the key arguments related to universalist and cultural relativist approaches to ethics, rights and justice
    3. understand and critically engage with shifting notions and representations of cultural identity
    4. demonstrate a broad awareness and understanding of contemporary global issues from a cultural perspective

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