Global Connections: Understanding Cultural Literacy
|Credit points||6 credit points|
|Location||Monash Prato Centre, Italy|
|Coordinators||Dr Gabriel Garcia Ochoa|
|Overseas dates||Arts Semester in Prato|
|Application open||Not offered in 2019|
|Application process||See here for how to apply|
This unit focuses on the broader societal relevance of literary and cultural studies in addressing contemporary social challenges. We will examine the development and role of cultural literacy in confronting issues such as the mixing of formerly distinct cultures through increased mobility, migration and the internationalization of technology; economic shifts, global environmental threats and the fluid nature of political, social and religious conflict. Specifically we will work with the themes of cultural memory, migration and translation, electronic textuality and biopolitics, biosociality and the body.
|Pre-departure Session (Compulsory)||May 2018|
|Overseas Dates||22 October – 16 November 2018 (Block 2)|
All students will receive a Monash Abroad Travel Grant.
Find out more about scholarships and loans available for all outbound students.
|Deposit (paid on application)||$300|
|Balance (paid on acceptance)||$0|
Included in program fee
- Site entrance fees
- Parliamo Italian Language + culture sessions
- Travel Insurance (All outgoing students will receive complementary travel insurance)
Not included in program fee
- All meals
- Spending money
- International Return Flights + Transfers *
- Accommodation (see below)**
- Tuition Fee (Monash students will be charged fees according to their verified funding status)
For security, safety and visa requirements, all students undertaking units in Block 1, 2 or 3 must stay in Monash-approved accommodation in Prato. For this reason, Monash University will arrange your accommodation in Prato. Non-refundable accommodation deposits are required prior to application approval.
If you are undertaking a Study Tour in Block 3, the accommodation deposit is built into your program fee for this block.
|1 Block||2 Blocks||3 Blocks|
|Deposit (Paid on application)||$500||$1,000||$1,500|
|Balance (Paid on acceptance into program)||TBC**||TBC**||TBC**|