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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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'....

  • 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 ...

  • Spanish 5SPAN10007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In this subject, students will continue to develop their linguistic and cultural competence in Spanish. They will also advance their skills in textual analysis, with a special focus on the long tradition of testimonial texts (testimonios), both in recent Spanish and Latin American history. Throug...

  • Forensic Science & the Law: A Case StudyHPSC30036


    In England, between 1750 and 1914, scientific testimony increasingly became a feature of the law. In particular, the scope given to the expert witness shaped the development of the common law. The forensic sciences, in general, became a tool for identifying the criminal, while forensic psychiatry...

  • Chinese 6CHIN10018

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students to develop their ability to communicate in Chinese at a beginning-advanced level and their analytical skills of the Chinese language through engaging with a range of topics concerning contemporary Chinese society and culture. Their linguistic competence will ...

  • Latin 2CLAS10007

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students consolidate the basic elements covered in Latin 1, and are introduced to more complex grammar and syntax. Increasingly difficult literary and dramatic texts are read. Background information on Roman culture is woven into the subject matter throughout the semester. By the ...

  • Modern Southeast AsiaHIST20034

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    From the growing influence of Islam and contemporary efforts to deal with past violence, this subject explores the history and lasting legacies of political, social and cultural change in modern Southeast Asia. Using case studies from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, E...

  • German Cultural Studies BGERM20003

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject consists of area studies relating to aspects of modern German literature, linguistics, and cultural studies. Students will do intensive studies, including a range of representative texts, authors or approaches in a key area of German literature, linguistics and cultural studies from ...