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This unit of study suits anyone who is interested in knowing more about how we as humans develop and participate in the culture around us. Once you are introduced to the foundational concepts of cultural theory, such as humanism and poststructuralism, you will start to appreciate the highly constructed and easily questionable norms of our living culture in all its forms.
You will study culture through the lens of performance, the body, class, race and gender, and gain an appreciation for the all-pervasive nature of culture, which covers everything from how we structure our interactions to how our place in society can affect our viewpoints. With the knowledge gained in this unit you will be able to find and question the cultural meaning behind our everyday practices.
This knowledge can be relevant to all fields of study, and is commonly referred to by sociologists, historians, writers and creators of all kinds who wish to reflect upon the world around them. It also flows into the discipline of ethics and will enable you to drive discussion and debate around cultural topics.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Macquarie University, this unit is a core requirement for a variety of arts degrees.
Applicants with no prior university experience must complete one of the following units:
In this Living Culture unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
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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After completing this unit you will be able to critique culture according to the proven methodologies of cultural theory. You will have gained the ability to examine and reflect upon everyday practices in society and analyse other texts that attempt to do the same.
By completing this unit you will have learnt to:
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP for this unit, 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.