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SY2019 - Youth, Identity and Popular Culture

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Topics include youth as a concept; a question of power youth as problems and victims; youth and multiple transitions; consuming passions: the mass globalisation of youth culture; youth subcultural formations; the invisible female? girls and subcultures; style as an identity marker in subcultures; re-making the body and fashion; fear and loathing: resistance, dance and the body; its only rocknroll: music as a vehicle of empowerment; no future: youth and marginalisation; who are you? youth as multi-layered subjects.

Learning Outcomes

  • appraise the multiple discourses which shape young people's identities;
  • differentiate the theories which underpin the study of youth culture;
  • deconstruct the concept of youth so it is analysed as a heterogeneous social cohort.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Poster - (30%) - Individual.
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level


JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 30-Nov-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 10 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.