2017 Undergraduate Courses
  • Students are to follow the requirements of the Handbook for the year they commenced the course.

    However, the subject links below do not contain the subject information for the current year. You can view current subject information through the new Course Handbook.

Cultural Studies Major | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

*  This major is currently not on offer.  Students who are interested in this major are advised to contact LHA.

Cultural Studies is an innovative, interdisciplinary field of inquiry that examines the social and cultural forces that shape everyday lives: from war to fast food; from industrial farming to fashion; from new technology to designer puppies.  Cultural Studies is committed to providing students with the analytical tools to negotiate, adapt to and understand our rapidly changing, global world.  Drawing on diverse themes and topics - such as everyday life, place, race, gender and sexuality, identities, popular culture, globalisation and consumer culture - students will analyse and debate the significance of a range of cultural practices and contexts.

Cultural Studies teaches skills in cultural analysis, critical and creative thinking, problem solving, independent research, effective communication and facilitation.  It also provides cultural understanding and awareness of issues of social justice in our information-rich and culturally complex world.  Graduates of Cultural Studies find employment in diverse fields, including teaching, government and non-government agencies, media and research as well as community and not-for-profit social, cultural and environmental organisations.  Cultural Studies complements study in the humanities and social sciences as well as law, the sciences, creative arts, geography, commerce and education.

Minor Study

A 24 credit point minor in Cultural Studies is available.


See Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 29 August, 2018