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Focusing on material culture studies, this online unit in Culture and Lifestyles from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University explores the sociological theories of consumption. From Marx to post-modernism and everything in between, this unit focuses on theories of consumerism and commodity culture, and investigates how these are related to social change.
The unit also explores the objects of consumption, as well as consumption spaces and settings, allowing students to reconsider how material consumption dictates the way in which they engage with their own community. Exploring various theories and methodologies, students will gain skills in research, analysis, e and critical thinking.
You must complete Level 1 studies in Sociology before starting this unit.
In this Culture and Lifestyles unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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As an exploration into culture and consumption and how these shape social change, the Culture and Lifestyles unit is an excellent study choice for anyone interested in a career in marketing, sociology, and anthropology.
The unit also deals with related issues such as commodification, exploitation, and inequality – making this unit an ideal program for professionals interested in working in the not-for-profit sector or in human rights advocacy.
Generally speaking, the Culture and Lifestyles unit will be of use to students looking at most future careers, as it provides students with a number of transferable skills, including writing, analysis and critical thinking, research and problem-solving.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.