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  • The History of Cool: Fashion & AttitudeDPSS10007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    James Dean, Marlene Dietrich, James Brown, Frida Kahlo, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, and David Bowie. What do these people have in common? They were cool. Cool is an elusive essence recognised in artists, musicians, actors and other icons that generations have attempted to capture. This subject...

  • Families, Relationships and SocietySOCI20018

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to students to the sociology of family life.  The subject will start with a broad focus covering key theoretical perspectives on the family and personal life and examining the political and cultural context of family life.  A key theme of the subject will be to id...

  • Sociology of 'Race' and EthnicitiesSOCI30014

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides a sociological examination of the racialized underpinnings of Australian society. Focusing on how social forces such as colonisation, dispossession and the White Australia Policy have shaped understandings of racial difference, the subject will be concerned with the specific...

  • Art and the BotanicalFINA20044

    Offered:Summer Term, February, June, Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    This practice-based drawing subject focuses on developing skills and techniques in botanical drawing, using drawing and watercolour media. Students will be introduced to specialist botanical drawing techniques, working from both live plants and botanical specimens from the University Cultural Col...

  • Sociology of Work: The Future of WorkSOCI30015

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will undertake a critical analysis of the changing structure and behaviour of work and occupations in modern society. It will engage with the theoretical debates and empirical research that focus on the organizational development and work and occupations in society more generally. Th...

  • Global Theatre HistoryENGL30050

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Global theatre history represents a rich source of ideas about performance, cultural difference and historical change. This subject aims to engage with the material culture of theatre history by examining theatre objects that produce the effects of illusion and dramatic excitement. With a focus o...

  • Freedom and Equality Across BordersPHIL20045

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    Comedian Doug Stanhope once commented that “Nationalism does nothing but teach you how to hate people that you never met, and ... take pride in accomplishments you had no part in whatsoever”. In this course we'll examine the philosophical issues underpinning the ethics and politics of nationalism...

  • Video Games: Remaking RealityCCDP10003

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This course is a full overview of Video Games. The great games, the history, the techniques, and the future of this developing medium and industry are explored in 12 weeks. Games have developed from simple electronic entertainment in the 70s to an epic cinematic medium that now is larger than the...

  • Tackling Wicked Policy ProblemsPPMN10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    How can we solve the wicked policy problems facing Australia and our region? ‘Wicked problems’ are complex, have interacting causes and often seem intractable. This subject takes four wicked problems – climate change and environmental destruction; statelessness and the mass movement of people; te...

  • Climate Change: Why People DisagreePPMN20002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Science says it’s real. Why is it that some people disagree? This subject explores why some people dispute climate change, despite high levels of scientific agreement about the physical processes leading to global warming. It will take seriously the widest possible range of perspectives on clima...

  • Ancient Egyptian 3ANCW20023

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who have completed Ancient Egyptian 1 and 2 or the equivalent. In this subject, further work is undertaken on writing, grammar and syntax to revise, consolidate and extend students' knowledge of the language and its complex script, with the aim of enabling st...

  • Sex in ScienceHPSC20023

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Biological sex is both fundamental to reproduction and, in humans, the basis of the primary social category of gender, making it both an important and politically charged variable in scientific research across the biological and social sciences. In this subject, students will explore fundamental ...

  • Singing, Song Writing and Youth MusicEDUC20085

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Singing and song writing (including rap and hip hop) play an important role in lives of young people, impacting on their personal and social identity formation by providing a creative vehicle to connect with others, express and generate meaning. Through practical music and arts activities, resear...

  • Environmental Design-ResidentialARCH30004

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019

    Environmental Design- Residential forms part of the Environmental Systems specialisation. This  subject prioritises the sustainable building design process and assessment tools used in the design of NCC class 1 – 2 buildings, which include standalone single dwellings and apartment buildings. Th...

  • Ancient Egyptian 4ANCW20024

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who have completed Ancient Egyptian 3. In this subject, final work is undertaken on writing, grammar and syntax to revise, consolidate and complete students' knowledge of the language and its complex script, with the aim of enabling students to translate Egyp...

  • Sport and the LawLAWS20011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides an account of how the law influences sport.  Although the subject focuses on legal principles, it will bear in mind sport’s historical, cultural, social and economic context, including the drama and colour of sport’s major events and leading personalities. And although it is...

  • Interpreting Australian Landscape DesignLARC30002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Interpreting Australian Landscape Design forms part of the Design Histories Specialisation. This subject develops an understanding of the formative influences to have shaped contemporary public and private landscapes. A critical examination of the historical development of landscape design in A...

  • Diplomat, Soldier, Spy: The Deep StateANTH20013

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In contemporary societies, few of our activities are anonymous. From paying with credit cards to browsing the internet, an increasing amount of information is stored and processed in the interest of public safety. But who is monitoring these data, and why? Looking at ethnographic and historical a...

  • Witch-Hunting in European SocietiesHIST20080

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Why were c. 50,000 people executed for witchcraft in late medieval and early modern Europe? In this subject we will test different historical models for explaining the shocking rise and ultimate decline of witchcraft as a crime with dramatic social repercussions. Along the way we will encounter a...

  • Two Koreas in the WorldKORE20001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject covers both South and North Koreas’ international relations since the establishment of the governments in 1948 until today. It deals with two Koreas’ political and ideological divergence since the end of WWII and how two Koreas have formed two totally different diplomatic, economic an...