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  • 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...

  • Modern and Contemporary LiteratureENGL10001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to some of the key texts of modern and contemporary literature, across several genres: poetry, drama, the short story, the novel, and the filmscript. Modern and contemporary writers struggle with issues of representation, aesthetics and politics in an era of drama...

  • 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 ...

  • Venice and Cultures of ConsumptionHIST20052

    Offered:NovemberYear:2019

    This intensive three-week study abroad subject is taught on location in Venice. The Renaissance in Italy is regarded by many as the locus of the first consumer society in the western world. Venice was at the centre of the new commercial revolution and the trade and production of the luxury goods ...

  • Translation: Intercultural IndonesianINDO10013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will examine problems of linguistic and cultural difference through the process of translation between Indonesian and English. Students will enhance their expertise in practical Indonesian-English and English-Indonesian translation and will also be introduced to key theoretical issues in...

  • German 6GERM20008

    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...

  • Modernism and Avant GardeENGL20022

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines modernism, the movement in literature and other arts that lasted from roughly 1890 to 1950. Rather than trying to survey every major modernist writer, we will emphasize a number of significant figures and movements. Course readings will include novels, short fiction, essays,...

  • Venice and Cultures of ConsumptionHIST30051

    Offered:NovemberYear:2019

    This intensive three-week study abroad subject is taught on location in Venice. The Renaissance in Italy is regarded by many as the locus of the first consumer society in the western world. Venice was at the centre of the new commercial revolution and the trade and production of the luxury goods ...

  • German 2GERM10005

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject consolidates and builds upon the basic skills and knowledge acquired in German 1. It continues to provide a firm grounding in the fundamentals of German grammar, the tense system and language structure in conjunction with the development of cultural literacy, focussing on regional cu...

  • Hebrew 3HEBR10005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject focuses on consolidating and developing the skills of reading, writing, listening, aural comprehension and conversing in Hebrew, with emphasis on grammatical structures and expansion of vocabulary. It features advanced work on speaking and creative writing, through a reading of conte...

  • Literature, Adaptation, MediaENGL20031

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores the way stories are passed through time, genre, place, and media by focusing on the art of adaptation. The practice of adaptation raises basic questions: what is literature, what is an adaptation, what is a medium?  We will pursue these questions by studying adaptations from...

  • Sociology of CultureSOCI20016

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This course introduces students to the sociological study of culture. Exploring topics such as art, sport, food, religion, music, social media and cultural memory, we will examine how culture can reproduce, organise, and challenge particular social values and structures. To put this study into co...

  • European Integration: Politics of the EUPOLS30018

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides students with an in-depth analysis of the politics of the European Union (EU). It analyses the policy-making of the EU and examines the tensions of nationalism and Europeanism in the attitudes of the member states and other participants in the integration process and especia...

  • Spanish 1SPAN10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides students with the necessary language and intercultural skills to communicate in everyday personal situations in Spanish. Students are introduced to the grammatical structures and vocabulary that will allow them to converse about the self in a number of informal situations, a...

  • Ethical TheoryPHIL20008

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    How should one live? What makes an action right or wrong and how can we tell which actions are which? Can critically engaging with what philosophers say about these questions make you a better person, or a moral expert? This subject is divided into three parts, with a part devoted to each of the...

  • French 5FREN10006

    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...

  • Spanish 6SPAN30015

    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...

  • German 6GERM10007

    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...

  • Psychoanalysis and Social TheorySOTH30004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Psychoanalysis has informed and influenced contemporary social theory in manifold ways. Psychoanalysis has been central to theorising the decentred subject, it has radically affected conceptualisations of ideology, thrown reason under radical suspicion and has contributed to a better understandin...

  • International Relations: Key QuestionsPOLS20025

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores key questions in international relations, beginning with the basic questions of why the world is comprised of states and why they enjoy a monopoly on legitimate violence, and then expanding through a range of questions such as whether cultural identities are responsible for ...