This unit is committed to deep thinking and learning through engaging with six topics and seven or so key texts with the focus on closely reading these texts. The texts examine ideas across a range of cultures. Ideas and debates regarding feminism, aboriginality, racism, power, identity, narcissism, nationalism, and music will be discussed via these texts. Also movements such as the aboriginal and civil rights movements will be explored as will the revolutionary communist and punk movements. The overall aim of the unit is to make a case for the benefits of broad reading and engaging with ideas, and how doing so can help us think more creatively and in less restricted ways. FASS2100 can be taken before, after, or independently of FASS2200.
1x1.5hr lecture/week, 1x1.5hr seminar/week
4x500wd Reponse Papers (40%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%), Seminar Participation (10%)
must be in the Dalyell stream