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  • Imperial Rome: Mediterranean SuperpowerANCW30021


    At the height of its power and splendour, the mighty Roman Empire stretched from the Syrian borders to the Portuguese Atlantic and from the Sahara to the hills of Scotland, and comprised many peoples, from Germans to Greeks and Arabs, from Celts to Jews. This hotchpotch of peoples and cultures th...

  • Ancient Greek 3CLAS10020

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students with some previous knowledge of Ancient Greek (VCE level or equivalent). Students translate and discuss the interpretation of a selected work of a Greek prose genre (e.g., philosophy or history). In tutorials, further work is undertaken on grammar and syntax....

  • Russian 5RUSS30001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed to provide students with a thorough exposure to pre-20th-century historical and social issues in Russia. Drawing on the dual meaning of the Russian word istorija (i.e., history and story), the theme-oriented instructional units emphasise personal and public stories in Rus...

  • Exploring Latin AmericaSPAN30021

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides students with a comprehensive introduction to Latin American societies, economies, and politics. It offers an overview of the region’s history and cultures, and relates these to practical challenges and opportunities for global integration. The subject examines Latin America...

  • German 3GERM20004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is for students who have completed German 1 and 2. It may also be taken by students who have been placed into this subject by the German Placement Test and who need to enrol at level 2. In this subject students extend their competencies in writing, reading, speaking and listening by ...

  • Hebrew 5HEBR20007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject focuses on advanced modern literary texts, including study of contemporary Hebrew writers in prose and poetry, modern conversational idiom and newspaper and academic articles. Students further extend their competencies in writing, reading, speaking and listening by engaging with auth...

  • Introduction to Japanese CommunicationJAPN20002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to supplement core Japanese language subjects with key analytical tools and strategies. They should enable students to engage in interactions in Japanese effectively in achieving intended social and communicative goals. Students will be introduced to Japanese sound systems, key ...

  • Anthropology: Studying Self and OtherANTH10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Anthropology explores the different ways people live their lives. In this subject, an introduction to foundational knowledge in the discipline, you will be exposed to a variety of social and cultural forms around the world and the methods and theories developed to understand them as diverse expre...

  • Asian Religions in Societal ContextASIA30003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject explores the wide variety of Asian religious traditions, from examples of indigenous and folk traditions to analyses of the major world religions originating from Asia. Attention is given to Asian religion’s cosmologies and philosophy of life, their role as a normative foundation of c...

  • Post-Conflict Development and DifferenceGEOG20012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Post-conflict nation states are entangled with a diverse range of historically contingent and differently understood forms of social, economic and environmental governance. This creates new challenges and very often new conflict. This subject draws on critical geographies of development to examin...

  • Italian 5ITAL10006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students continue intensive revision and further development of the major areas of contemporary Italian language and culture. Through the analysis of language structures with a practical focus, students will extend their linguistic capacities in reading, writing, listening, speaking and describin...

  • Objectivity and ValuePHIL30047

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores the nature of value in human life. The kinds of value explored may include all or some of moral and ethical value, aesthetic value, religious value, political value, and epistemic value. Are such values capable of being objectively true or real, or are they essentially 'subj...

  • French 5FREN20001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    What does it mean to be French in the 21st century? Why should this question be asked? The program will explore the controversies concerning French unity that are currently taking place in France, not only in political terms but primarily as a conception of language and culture. The background to...

  • Music Theatre: Singing the Golden AgeMUST20009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject is a practical and theoretical exploration of the development of the modern musical from its beginnings in opera and operetta through to the end of what is commonly termed ‘The Golden Age’. A weekly 2-hour large ensemble singing class will explore the music of the period, focusing on...

  • Democracy and its DilemmasPOLS30033

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will examine the history of theories of democracy with a particular focus on the persistent “dilemmas of democracy” in the 21st century. Beginning in the classical tradition, it will quickly shift to focus on the “constitutional settlement” of liberal democracy in the 17th, 18th and ...

  • Literature, Ecology, CatastropheENGL30047

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The Humanities have always been interested in Nature and the non-human or ‘other’, and this has gathered momentum with our increasing awareness of the planet’s vulnerability and our responsibility for averting environmental disaster. The term ‘ecocriticism’ was applied in the mid-1990s to the stu...

  • Hollywood and EntertainmentSCRN20011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores developments in the Hollywood film industry from the 1960s to the present. Students should grasp some of the key issues of this period, including the focus on modernist strategies, revisionist approaches, allusionism and the new generation of Hollywood film school 'auteurs'....

  • Spanish 7SPAN30016

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is aimed at enabling students to substantially advance in their learning of Spanish language and Hispanic cultures, while also providing them with opportunities to develop workplace skills. In this subject, students will analyse sophisticated canonical and non-canonical texts that em...

  • R&B, Soul & Gospel ChoirMUSI20192

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides participants with an opportunity for an in-depth practical study of contemporary a cappella singing techniques. Classes focus on developing a personal sound and an understanding of the placement of the voice in an ensemble context, as well as the development of improvisation...

  • Chinese 4CHIN10016

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This is a post-elementary subject in Chinese. It covers basic grammatical structures and students should know up to 700 Chinese characters as well as furthering their knowledge of Chinese cultural practices by the end of the semster.