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  • Controversies in Australian HistoryHIST30064

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines controversial episodes in the Australian past that commanded public attention, gave rise to heated argument and exposed national divisions. Controversies such as the Myall Creek Massacre, the Eureka rising, the campaign for female suffrage, the conscription referenda in Worl...

  • Knowledge and RealityPHIL30016

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject deals with central questions of epistemology and some aspects of the relation between epistemology and metaphysics. The primary focus will be epistemological questions about the nature of knowledge and justified belief. In addition, we will explore questions of a metaphysical nature ...

  • Archaeology of the Roman WorldANCW20025

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This course concentrates on the development of Rome from a small village into the center of a vast Empire, through the lens of artworks and archaeology. It examines a wide variety of themes (urbanism, public and private architecture, religion, economy) and sources of material evidence (pottery, c...

  • Discourse & PragmaticsLING30004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject involves the study of language from pragmatic and discourse analytic perspectives. It will include topics such as: the collection and transcription of spoken language data, non-verbal communication, speech act theory, conversational implicature, conversation analysis and other approa...

  • Beyond BabylonANCW30004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed to give students an understanding and knowledge of the variability of past civilisations by comparing their accomplishments and inner structures. Using a combination of texts and archaeology, it will compare the life cycle (rise and fall) of Egyptian, Near Eastern and Per...

  • Cold War Cultures in AsiaHIST30066

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores how the Cold War shaped culture and ideology in Asia, and how Asian cultural and ideological production influenced the global Cold War. Employing multiple approaches to studying the Cold War, you will examine case studies from China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia: China’s ...

  • Diversity: Identities in IndonesiaINDO20014

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Indonesia is well-known for its cultural, linguistic and religious diversity. Additional social groupings – both mainstream and subaltern – based on class, gender and sexual identities also contribute to the multifaceted character of Indonesia’s social and political landscape. In this subject stu...

  • Order, Disorder, Crime, DevianceCRIM20004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject analyses the nature of social order and how need for order brings an inevitable consequence that deviance and non-conformity will result. Classical and contemporary sociological and criminological theories are explored that help explain the nature of social order and crime and devian...

  • Creative Non FictionCWRI20005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In this subject, students will be exposed to a rich and thrilling range of Creative Nonfiction – music, science, sport, technology, trauma, family, politics, more – on the road to developing and fine-tuning their own writing skills. Class discussions will tackle ethics and research/narrative tech...

  • Great Chinese ClassicsCHIN20006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject offers an introduction to literary Chinese (wenyan) which was the formal written language of imperial China and the foundation of modern written Chinese. A knowledge of literary Chinese is thus indispensable in attaining higher level literacy in Chinese. Literary Chinese also include...

  • Electricity: An Experimental HistoryHPSC20022

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will study the early history of electricity between 1730 and 1830 by replicating historical experiments. Today, electricity is ubiquitous, modern society relies on it. Electricity is also considered to be dangerous. During the 18th century electricity was regarded in a very different...

  • Japanese 6JAPN10004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is for students who have completed Japanese 5 or those who have basic language skills and knowledge of Japan and can recognise around 500 kanji characters, or those who have equivalent experience in Japanese. This subject provides a preparation for students to engage in academic rese...

  • Japanese Grammar in ActionJAPN30013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to advance learners' Japanese acquisition with a focus on the grammatical aspects of the Japanese language. The subject asks students to re-think the rules they were taught at earlier stages of their Japanese learning in terms of how they function in real Japanese conversation a...

  • Law in Social TheorySOLS30001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Law in Social Theory builds upon issues introduced in Law in Society, and Law, Justice and Social Change. Through a seminar-style format, it examines the theories of the function and role of law propounded by a range of social and legal theorists and movements, including Jürgen Habermas, Niklas L...

  • Race and Gender: Philosophical IssuesPHIL30052

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject surveys recent developments in our philosophical understanding and critiques of the social categories of race and gender. The subject will first explore issues in metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of language that arise for biological vs social constructivist accounts of race...

  • Cooking up the NationSPAN20024

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject focuses on the interaction between cuisine and nationalist discourses in Spain and Peru, exploring how food can function as a site of control and/or a vehicle for the construction of nationhood. Studies of national cuisines demonstrate that how we talk about food is as revealing of o...

  • Arabic 7ARBC20002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In this subject students will engage with Arabic language and culture at an advanced level, through close study of Arabic stylistic and rhetorical devices as well as of the finer details of Arabic syntax. In the process, they will be reading literary and historic texts, critical articles, book ex...

  • Aboriginal Land, Law and PhilosophyAIND20005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Aboriginal Land, Law and Philosophy will provide students who have completed the first year introductory MULT10001 Aboriginalities subject with a more detailed and complex understanding of some of the key themes in this study area. It will utilise the physical, symbolic and metaphysical role of l...

  • Aboriginal Cultural StudiesAIND30010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject studies Aboriginal dance, theatre and popular music, cultural and sporting festivals; governmental arts funding agencies; and Aboriginal arts organisations. It focuses on theoretical and political issues which arise from Aboriginal culture being both a commodity and a vehicle of Indi...

  • Chinese CinemaCHIN30018

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This is a multimedia subject, which will examine contemporary Chinese literature and film, focusing on major developments in the post-1978 era. The subject introduces students to current uses of the Chinese language through the study of contemporary film and literature. Students should enhance th...