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  • German 4GERM20005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject, students further extend their competencies in writing, reading, speaking and listening by engaging with authentic texts and situations. Students will engage with authentic texts that deal with past and present themes of increasing complexity and that are of significance in Germa...

  • Sociology of YouthSOCI20014

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Youth is a period in which adult identities are shaped and through this society’s institutions and cultural beliefs are either reproduced or remade. For this reason young people and their attitudes and actions fascinate and create anxiety for broader society. The sociological study of youth is al...

  • Signs and Symbols in JapaneseJAPN30010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject aims to provide students an overview of the current Japanese writing system, consisting of three types of script: kanji, hiragana and katakana. Students will learn the historical backgrounds of these types of script, and learn the current structural and functional characteristics of ...

  • Ancient Greek 4CLAS20016

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students with some previous knowledge of Ancient Greek (VCE level or equivalent) and who preferably have completed Ancient Greek 3. Students translate and discuss the interpretation of a selected work of Greek poetry (Homeric epic). In tutorials, further work is under...

  • Media and SocietyMECM10003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides students with a thematic overview of the study of media and communications. The subject addresses the production and distribution of media and the work of media audiences in historical and contemporary contexts. It engages students in debates over the relative analytical pow...

  • Young People, Crime and JusticeCRIM30011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject charts the experiences that young people have as subjects and resistors of social control, victims of crime and young offenders. These experiences are contextualised by an appreciation of youth crime and justice as products of historical, theoretical and political junctures which hav...

  • Literature: Reading Indonesian LivesINDO30006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will read, analyse and discuss selected works from modern Indonesian literature in a variety of genres, including for example novels, short stories and poetry. Works will cover the Nationalist period to the present. The subject highlights the social and cultural context of literature and...

  • Understanding Australian MediaMECM20006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines Australian media with an emphasis on its political nature and issues of media convergence, citizenship, policy, regulation, ownership, governance and local content. Students are encouraged to actively, and critically, examine their own media use. Drawing on this, and a range...

  • Nietzsche and CriticsPHIL20038

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Nietzsche’s bold and original challenges to traditional morality and the primacy of reason have made him one of the best known and most influential of modern thinkers. This course provides a broad introduction to Nietzsche as a philosopher by addressing his views on a range of themes such as trag...

  • Classic Chinese CivilisationCHIN30001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students will be introduced to the distinctive characteristics of Chinese civilization from a comparative East-West framework. The focus will be on how the ancient Chinese found solutions to universal human problems, such as how to set up social and political organizations, the op...

  • Television, Lifestyle & Consumer CultureCULS20014

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    What is lifestyle? When and how did the concept develop, and what functions does it serve in consumer culture today? How is it represented and constructed through television? How does it relate to parallel concepts like taste, style and identity? This subject frames lifestyle as the site where co...

  • Hitler's GermanyHIST30010

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores German society, culture and politics from 1933 to 1945, with special emphasis on the origins, development and significance of the Nazi dictatorship. Topics include the post-WWI crisis, the rise of the Nazi movement, Nazi ideology, the collapse of the Weimar Republic, the sei...

  • Russian 1RUSS10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The overall goal of this subject is to help students with no knowledge of Russian develop cultural and linguistic knowledge that allows them to feel comfortable thinking of themselves as users of Russian, in listening, reading, writing and speaking. It introduces students to cultural notions of t...

  • Critical Analytical SkillsMULT20003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the fundamental analytic skills that are used in social science research. It provides an introduction to the theoretical and epistemological foundations of social science research, familiarises students with the different methods of inquiry in the social scienc...

  • Chinese Politics and SocietyPOLS30011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This is a broad, historically-based survey course of Chinese politics. It is designed to offer an overview of and background to, contemporary Mainland Chinese politics and society. It is more historically oriented than many of the other survey courses offered in the Politics program. This emphasi...

  • Russian Culture Through FilmRUSS30005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject offers an introduction to Russian culture through film from the 1920s and the films of Eisenstein up to the present. The subject will cover representations of social change and the interpretation of cultural identities in Russian film through the main historical periods including: th...

  • Reading Japanese LiteratureJAPN30011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to familiarise students with authentic literary Japanese texts. Students will read various forms and styles of reading materials including well-known Japanese novels and poems. Students will learn new vocabulary, phrases, and expressions. Students will also learn useful reading ...

  • Arabic 1ARBC10005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is for students with very little or no knowledge of Arabic. Students will be introduced to the sounds of the Arabic language and to the letters and symbols of its writing system, start building their vocabulary and gain an understanding of, and the ability to use constructively some ...

  • City Visions: Melbourne IntensiveHIST30071

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    How are histories and identities expressed in the forms and cultures of cities? Adopting Melbourne as its exemplar, this subject offers an exciting look at the role of people, places, institutions and processes in the historical development of the modern city. It does so by placing Melbourne in a...

  • Darwinism: Evolution & RevolutionHPSC20001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1859), is regarded as one of the most monumental events in the history of science. At a swoop, Darwin transformed our understanding of the relationship between life and the environment, while at the same time putting forward a solutio...