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Cultures and Diversity (11129.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications

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Syllabus

This unit explores international cultural diversity as a key influence on contemporary global issues. It examines the cultural underpinnings of perceptions, values and norms across different cultures, and introduce students to different methods for analysing and understanding this diversity. The unit will examine concepts of 'culture' and 'cultural identity'; different approaches to the observation and description of culture; and introduce students to important concepts and techniques for the analysis of cultural diversity.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Interrogate and analyse claims about cultural diversity and cultural identity;

2. Articulate an understanding of concepts of culture, and methods for the observation, description, and analysis of culture; and

3. Analyse diverse cultural influences on key contemporary global issues.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of 1.5 hour lecture and 1.5 hour tutorial on-campus per week.

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

8671 Cultures and Diversity.

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