Faculty of Arts

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Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Malaysia


Dr Yeoh Seng Guan



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


The unit is a reading course that grounds students in contemporary debates on a range of social and cultural theory at an advanced level through a mixture of lecture inputs and seminars. Students will acquire interdisciplinary skills in critically evaluating key theoretical debates and situating them in the context of their thesis research projects.


Upon completion of the unit, students should have acquired:

  1. Critical familiarity and competence with major debates in contemporary social and cultural theory;
  2. Interdisciplinary proficiency in discussing and debating, in writing and orally, advanced theoretical concepts;
  3. Critical relevance of the theoretical debates in connection with their own thesis research projects.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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