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  • Inequalities: Challenges for the FutureSOCI10003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Ever wondered what is the connection between the #wearethe99percent and #metoo campaigns? These social movements tap into increased awareness of rising inequalities across the world. This subject will introduce students to core themes of inequality and social differences from a sociological persp...

  • Sexualising Society: Sociology of SexSOCI20017

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Sex and sexuality are core dimensions of social life. Sociologists have long investigated how sex captures and reflects social norms and practices. This subject will introduce students to core concepts in the theoretical, empirical and anatomical approaches to the sociology of sex. The subject wi...

  • Survey Design and AnalysisSOCI30013

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will give practical tips and hands-on experience for designing and implementing social surveys, for both academic purposes and the public/business sector. The structure of the subject will parallel the steps taken when executing a survey: comparing the advantages and disadvantages of...

  • Red Empire: The Soviet Union and AfterHIST20084

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In the lands formerly ruled by the Tsars, the first half of the twentieth century was a violent period with five revolutions, an extremely destructive Civil War, two World Wars and a whole range of smaller military conflicts. This atmosphere of upheaval was reinforced by waves of state terror aga...

  • Principles of Chemical BiologyCHEM20026

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces the chemical logic of cellular processes, and the chemical methods used to probe and perturb them. Coverage includes: the major classes of biomolecules and their biosynthesis with a focus on molecular structure; biological catalysis (enzymes, enzyme kinetics and the roles ...

  • Topics in EthnomusicologyMUSI20217

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to one major research topic in the field of ethnomusicology. Considering a broad range of case studies from around the world, students learn how music researchers have approached, evaluated, and answered questions related to this topic across different cultural co...

  • Famine: The Geography of ScarcityGEOG10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    There are over 800 million people in the world who are chronically malnourished, and world hunger is rising. Yet the world already produces enough food to feed 1.5 times the global population. This subject explains the physical and social drivers of hunger, famines, and related crises in social-e...

  • Clear Speech and CommunicationTHTR10019

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject is designed for students where English is a second language and develops fluency in spoken Australian English. Intensive study includes the application of the International Phonetic Alphabet to improve and develop the articulation of specific speech sounds for Australian English. Stu...

  • Ancient Greece: History and ArchaeologyANCW20022

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject concentrates on mainland Greece and the Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to the end of the Classical Period, examining what we know about the history and archaeology of these fascinating periods of ancient Greek history. The main emphases will be on the rise and fall of Bronze Age ci...

  • Natural HistoryLARC10001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is natural history. This is an old, lovely, and holistic term referring to what is in the natural world. This subject joins the humanities and the sciences; it will be delivered across disciplines, with a rich and exciting mix of material and information. It is an overview of: human ...

  • 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...

  • Applications in Precision AgricultureAGRI30045

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Precision Agriculture can be broadly defined as site-specific soil-crop or animal-specific management of agricultural production systems by leveraging on technology and data. This subject will build students’ knowledge and skills in the key principles and practices of Precision Agriculture in a r...

  • Plant Breeding and GeneticsAGRI30048

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject focuses on understanding the procedures involved in breeding crops and the role of genetics in the process. The integration of conventional breeding approaches and the use of gene technologies in breeding new crop varieties are explored. Emphasis is placed on how plant breeders ident...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sport, Education and the MediaEDUC20068

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Focused on sports education, community sport, and the important role the media plays in sport, this subject examines the place and significance of sport in Australia as a form of social education. It examines both historical and contemporary issues related to the growing tensions between sport’s...

  • 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...

  • Thinking ScientificallySCIE20001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students will learn the fundamentals of the methods used in science practice, how to construct and evaluate a scientific argument, and how processes of scientific investigation are applied across the diverse range of scientific disciplines. Contextual examples will be used from cu...

  • Tropical Field EcologyZOOL30009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This field work subject takes place in the Daintree Rainforest Observatory in Northern Queensland, and provides an overall perspective on the biology of Australian terrestrial animals, including both vertebrates and invertebrates. A key aim is for students to gain experience in designing and cond...