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  • Beyond BabylonANCW30004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed to give students an understanding and knowledge of the variability of past civilisations by comparing their accomplishments and inner structures. Using a combination of texts and archaeology, it will compare the life cycle (rise and fall) of Egyptian, Near Eastern and Per...

  • Controversies in Australian HistoryHIST30064

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines controversial episodes in the Australian past that commanded public attention, gave rise to heated argument and exposed national divisions. Controversies such as the Myall Creek Massacre, the Eureka rising, the campaign for female suffrage, the conscription referenda in Worl...

  • Italian 4ITAL20008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will further develop their communicative abilities in Italian and their understanding of Italian culture by engaging with authentic texts, written, spoken and audiovisual. A range of media and activities will be used to explore key themes in modern Italian society. The acquisition of str...

  • Discourse & PragmaticsLING30004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject involves the study of language from pragmatic and discourse analytic perspectives. It will include topics such as: the collection and transcription of spoken language data, non-verbal communication, speech act theory, conversational implicature, conversation analysis and other approa...

  • Diversity: Identities in IndonesiaINDO20014

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Indonesia is well-known for its cultural, linguistic and religious diversity. Additional social groupings – both mainstream and subaltern – based on class, gender and sexual identities also contribute to the multifaceted character of Indonesia’s social and political landscape. In this subject stu...

  • Great Chinese ClassicsCHIN20006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject offers an introduction to literary Chinese (wenyan) which was the formal written language of imperial China and the foundation of modern written Chinese. A knowledge of literary Chinese is thus indispensable in attaining higher level literacy in Chinese. Literary Chinese also include...

  • Japanese Grammar in ActionJAPN30013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to advance learners' Japanese acquisition with a focus on the grammatical aspects of the Japanese language. The subject asks students to re-think the rules they were taught at earlier stages of their Japanese learning in terms of how they function in real Japanese conversation a...

  • Japanese 6JAPN10004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is for students who have completed Japanese 5 or those who have basic language skills and knowledge of Japan and can recognise around 500 kanji characters, or those who have equivalent experience in Japanese. This subject provides a preparation for students to engage in academic rese...

  • Debating Science in SocietyHPSC10003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The university is not just a place to learn facts, it is also a place of argument, where ideas are contested. In this subject students will attend debates conducted by academics arguing about some of the most important issues in contemporary science and society. The subject places scientific deba...

  • Order, Disorder, Crime, DevianceCRIM20004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject analyses the nature of social order and how need for order brings an inevitable consequence that deviance and non-conformity will result. Classical and contemporary sociological and criminological theories are explored that help explain the nature of social order and crime and devian...

  • German 9GERM20009

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is a comprehensive study of both the formal structures and the functional varieties of contemporary German in a wide range of text and discourse forms. Students should develop a refined use of idiomatic and conversational forms and the capacity to use them freely. a level of proficie...

  • Law in Social TheorySOLS30001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Law in Social Theory builds upon issues introduced in Law in Society, and Law, Justice and Social Change. Through a seminar-style format, it examines the theories of the function and role of law propounded by a range of social and legal theorists and movements, including Jürgen Habermas, Niklas L...

  • Cooking up the NationSPAN20024

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject focuses on the interaction between cuisine and nationalist discourses in Spain and Peru, exploring how food can function as a site of control and/or a vehicle for the construction of nationhood. Studies of national cuisines demonstrate that how we talk about food is as revealing of o...

  • Arabic 7ARBC20002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In this subject students will engage with Arabic language and culture at an advanced level, through close study of Arabic stylistic and rhetorical devices as well as of the finer details of Arabic syntax. In the process, they will be reading literary and historic texts, critical articles, book ex...

  • Aboriginal Land, Law and PhilosophyAIND20005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Aboriginal Land, Law and Philosophy will provide students who have completed the first year introductory MULT10001 Aboriginalities subject with a more detailed and complex understanding of some of the key themes in this study area. It will utilise the physical, symbolic and metaphysical role of l...

  • Aboriginal Cultural StudiesAIND30010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject studies Aboriginal dance, theatre and popular music, cultural and sporting festivals; governmental arts funding agencies; and Aboriginal arts organisations. It focuses on theoretical and political issues which arise from Aboriginal culture being both a commodity and a vehicle of Indi...

  • Spanish 6SPAN10008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The focus of this subject will be on the improvement of students’ oral and written language competence and the learning of textual study skills in Spanish, through the study of selected oral and written narratives. These particular texts are part of the long tradition of Spanish and Latin America...

  • Chinese CinemaCHIN30018

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This is a multimedia subject, which will examine contemporary Chinese literature and film, focusing on major developments in the post-1978 era. The subject introduces students to current uses of the Chinese language through the study of contemporary film and literature. Students should enhance th...

  • German 6GERM30006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will further consolidate their ability to communicate in German in oral and written discourse and develop cultural literacy in German by engaging with key themes in modern German-speaking societies such as: e.g. relationships and individualism vs. community. Students will develop more ad...

  • Russian 5RUSS20006

    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...