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  • Town and Country in China and the WestHIST30070

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject involves the study of urbanisation and urban phenomena in history from a comparative perspective, with a focus on similarities and contrasts between China and the West, and attention to changing urban-rural relations and contrasts over time. The subject will be taught over a period o...

  • Living Longer: A Global DiagnosisUNIB30005

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Since 1800, human life expectancy at birth has doubled globally and tripled in the most favoured nations. This has been a biological and social achievement of great complexity, and no single factor—public health, income, material resources, medical knowledge, technology, individual behaviour, soc...

  • A History of ViolenceHIST30068

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Every act of violence has a history. In order to more fully understand how and why violence recurs, how it has changed over time, and how it has been a driving force in history, we need to develop a more sophisticated and complex understanding of its historical origins. This subject will explore ...

  • Italian Language in FocusITAL30004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is designed to provide students with an analytical and comprehensive understanding of Italian usage. Topics will vary, and may include contrastive analysis of English and Italian, varieties of Italian, dialects, geographical variation, history of the Italian language, topics in appli...

  • History of Economic ThoughtECON30008

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The development of economic theory, emphasising the works of the classical and neoclassical economists and Keynes. The subject will be concerned with looking at modern economic theory from an historical perspective. Students will be expected to read original works as well as secondary literature.

  • Education and Social MovementsEDUC30074

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject offers students the opportunity to examine how education is linked to social movements and change. Students will explore the pedagogical, social, political, and cultural bases of campaigns for educational justice and equity across different Australian and international case studies. ...

  • Music in the Culture of the RenaissanceMUSI30011

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Through individual studies of selected musical centres and repertories, students will explore the nature, the role, and the functions of music in European society during the Renaissance. Using diverse materials, students will engage in a directed exploration of selected repertory, manuscript and ...

  • Change-makers: Ecology, Design, CapitalUNIB10016

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject challenges students to address the complex global change issues of our age - population explosion, climate change, energy consumption and environmental degradation – through creativity, collaboration and innovation. Students are introduced to the science of the Anthropocene, the 'mat...

  • Asian Arts: Networks and HubsASIA20004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject investigates the political, social and cultural significance of the arts in contemporary Asia. Throughout Asia, visual and performing arts function as entertainment, communicative medium, commodity, religious ritual, political act and as sites for social conflict and accord. Diverse ...

  • Gender in Hispanic CulturesSPAN30001

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Issues related to gender and sexuality are key to understand social and cultural practices in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries in the Americas. In this subject such issues are explored in relation to their representation in cultural texts – including fiction literature, film and TV. Major the...

  • European ModernismEURO30003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    European modernism refers to a wide range of experimental and avant-garde trends in literature and arts at the end of the 19th and early 20th century and has proven a major influence on current (Western) literature, film and the arts. This course introduces students to key themes of modernist lit...

  • Labour EconomicsECON30006

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines how labour markets function, the market where employers and workers interact. Topics include labour supply, labour demand, wage determination, education and training, compensating wage differentials, unions and collective bargaining, labour market discrimination, earnings in...

  • The Economics of TaxationECON30016

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Topics include review of the economic framework for analysing decision making; background to the Australian and other relevant taxation systems; issues and controversies in relation to the tax system and taxpayer decisions; objectives of tax collectors and taxpayers; why taxes exist; options and ...

  • Organisations, Ethics and SocietyMGMT30008

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject critically examines the ways in which business organisations affect and are affected by the wider society in which they operate. That 'wider society' includes governments, communities, the natural environment and other stakeholders. It also includes global and local trends and forces...

  • Anthropology of Urban Life and ConflictANTH30020

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Based on the detailed reading of five ethnographic monographs, this subject considers the peculiar problems of studying the intimacy of social life in urban contexts and amid serious conflict and dislocation. Examples are taken from a range of contexts such as southern Europe, southeast Asia, Jap...

  • Understanding PovertyDEVT20004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The literature on poverty identifies its causes as both economic and cultural. This subject aims to develop students understanding on the local and international economic factors producing poverty, as well as, its culture-bound causes and manifestations. Using poverty concepts in Development Stud...

  • Migrant Nation: History Culture IdentityHIST20075

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    What does it mean to live in a nation that has been built on immigration? What histories, policies and attitudes underpin this experience? And what key issues, challenges and opportunities face Australia and other nations as a result? This subject encourages students to engage critically with the...

  • Art in Medieval EuropeAHIS20019

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to the art of medieval Europe, from the Roman Empire (c. 300) to the late Middle Ages (c. 1400), surveying the major artistic developments across the period wth particular emphasis on Italy. It focuses on the function of imagery in specific historical and phy...

  • Global Histories of Indigenous ActivismHIST30074

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines the history of Indigenous peoples’ resistance to colonialism in Australia, the Pacific and the Americas. In addition to covering the key protests of the last one hundred years, we see activism as more than just a twentieth-century phenomenon and explore the diverse forms tha...