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ALC706 - Culture, Communication and Globalisation: Critical Practices in/and Local Cultures

Offering information:

Not offered 2015

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:S Redmond
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 4 hour weekly Seminar / Screening

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit examines the specific roles that the cultural and communication industries have played and continue to play in globalisation. It introduces students to some major models of globalisation and then examines how changes in the national and international regulation of trade have enabled and enhanced the production and distribution of cultural and communicational goods and services on a global scale. The unit complements its focus on producers and regulators with an examination of the ways in which 'global' products are consumed and used at 'local' levels, with emphasis on instances of 'counter-global cultures' and some of the techniques through which they have been created.

Assessment

Individual creative exercise 40%

Research essay (3000 words) 60%

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