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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Paul Thomas


Previously coded INT3060


As for ATS2627


Students successfully completing this subject should have:

  1. A deeper knowledge of the concepts of modernity and tradition, and the problems of cultural ownership and authenticity, as epitomized in copyright law
  2. Acquired knowledge about the challenges to cultural nationalism by transnational cultural flows, and the role of electronic media, especially the Internet in this
  3. Studied in depth some cases of cultural production and its local consumption, and critically analysed web-based and mass media material relating to these case studies
  4. Improved their oral skills by participating in tutorial debate, both face-to-face and on-line cross-campus, on specific instances of cultural flows and local identities created through their consumption.
  5. Improved their written skills by producing a journal (second-year students) or a well-reasoned and well-documented essay on an aspect of the globalisation debate (third-year students).
  6. Developed independent research skills (third-year students).
  7. Developed the ability to critically assess the ideological implications of global cultural flows (third-year students).


Written work: 55% (2500 words, 2 tasks)
Class tests/quizzes: 20% (1000 words)
Group online discussion project: 25% (1500 words)

Chief examiner(s)

Paul Thomas

Contact hours

1 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

International studies
Asian studies


First year INT sequence or permission