* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Introduces students to contemporary debates surrounding postmodernism, in a philosophical context. The curriculum includes study of the crisis of reason, knowledge, representation, truth, the issue of relativism, and an exploration of postmodern ethics and politics. Theorists are drawn from both the continental and analytic traditions, but particular attention will be paid to the work of Jean-Francois Lyotard, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucalt.
ASSESSMENT: 1 x 3,000 word essay worth 60%; 1 x 2hr exam worth 40%.
TEACHING PATTERN: Internal: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)
External: print based and web supported delivery (13 wks)
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H,L,I,N,W Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,I,N,W Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.