Dr Anthony Lambert is convenor for CUL350 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Placement: CUL350 is a PACE unit that requires 30-60hrs of off-campus activity. For help with placements or PACE related resources, visit the Facult PACE site and contact the PACE team at: http://www.arts.mq.edu.au/current_students/undergraduate/pace
The university PACE site can be found at: http://students.mq.edu.au/courses/professional_and_community_engagement/
Classes: There will be 4 group seminars beginning in Week 2.
SEMINARS: Mondays 10 am -12 pm, W5C311 (Weeks 2, 5, 9, 12)
ONLINE ACTIVITY: You will also be expected to contribute to seminar and online discussions, and to regularly visit and post to the unit’s iLearn site.The site will give you another way of staying in touch, so you don’t feel isolated in your research or fieldwork process. Sharing experiences via iLearn will give you an opportunity to try out ideas for your survey, brief and final assessment.
Reader: The CUL350 unit readings are accessed via the library's multisearch system - you should have the first two weeks done prior to Week 2. You will be expected to prepare for meetings by reading as well as thinking about your own experiences in your placement/ observation context. The readings are essential preparation for your seminar activities, your assignments and your research practice/documentation. The set readings are as follows:
Week One: No Readings (finalise materials and placement with convenor)
Week Two: Culture and Community/ On-Campus Workshop I (Induction and Aims)
Reading: Saukko, P. (2005) Doing Research in Cultural Studies, London and Thousand oaks: SAGE Publications, pp. 176-‐197.
Week Three Culture and Work
Reading: Reidy, Joanne M. (2006) ‘Learners in unfamiliar workplaces’, in Learning to Work: Students experiences during work placements, Carlton: Melbourne University Press, pp. 19-‐64.
Week Four Culture, Policy and Power
Reading: Althaus, Catherine, Peter Bridgeman and Glyn Davis (2007) The Australian Policy Handbook 4th Edn, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin, pp. 32-‐42 and 57-‐85.
Week Five Culture and Research/ On-Campus Seminar II (Reviewing the Context Due)
Reading: Turner, Graeme (2012) ‘The Undiscipline: Cultural Studies and Interdisciplinarity’, What’s Become of Cultural Studies?, London: SAGE, pp. 40-‐69.
Week Six Culture and Experience
Reading: Saukko, P. (2005) Doing Research in Cultural Studies, London and Thousand Oaks: SAGE, pp.74-95.
Week Seven Culture and Context (Survey Task Due)
Reading: Maton, K. (2009) ‘Habitus’ in Grenfell, M. (ed,) Bourdieu: Key Concepts, Stocksville: Acumen, pp.46-54.
Week Eight No Readings
Week Nine On-Campus Workshop III (Cultural Focus Due)
Reading: Handy, f. (et al) (2010) ‘A Cross‐Cultural Examination of Student Volunteering: Is It All About Résumé Building?’,Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 39, pp. 498‐523.
Week 10 Culture, Meaning and Action (Interview Task Due)
Reading: Urpo Kovala, (2002) “Cultural Studies and Cultural Text Analysis”, Comparative Literature and Culture 4:4 (2002): <http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/vol4/iss4/2>
Week 11 Culture and the Future
Reading: Turner, G. (2012) ‘Does Cultural Studies have a Future?’, What’s Become of Cultural Studies?, London: SAGE, pp. 155-‐ 179.
Week 12 On-Campus Workshop IV (Debriefing and Conclusions; Final Report Due)
In class Presentations and Exit Interviews.
Week 13 No Readings