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  • Specialised Topics in Chemistry ACHEM30017

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides a series of specialised modules in the areas of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry Students choose three modules from the following selection of topics. Each module consists of 12 lectures: Bio-Organic Chemistry,Spectroscopy – Identification of Organic Molecules,Pho...

  • Personality and Social PsychologyPSYC20009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines human individuality and relatedness, the core themes of personality and social psychology. Its focus is on how we are unique individuals but also connected to others. The personality section investigates the nature and structure of individual differences, how these differenc...

  • Writing Radical PerformanceCWRI30015

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject engages with the theoretical, practical and technical aspects of script writing for performance. Through a rigorous examination of the work of key artists and writing from the 1960s onwards, students will devise concepts for radical performance and enhance their scriptwriting practic...

  • 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 ...

  • Imperial Rome: Mediterranean SuperpowerANCW30021


    At the height of its power and splendour, the mighty Roman Empire stretched from the Syrian borders to the Portuguese Atlantic and from the Sahara to the hills of Scotland, and comprised many peoples, from Germans to Greeks and Arabs, from Celts to Jews. This hotchpotch of peoples and cultures th...

  • Ancient Greek 3CLAS10020

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students with some previous knowledge of Ancient Greek (VCE level or equivalent). Students translate and discuss the interpretation of a selected work of a Greek prose genre (e.g., philosophy or history). In tutorials, further work is undertaken on grammar and syntax....

  • Post-Conflict Development and DifferenceGEOG20012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Post-conflict nation states are entangled with a diverse range of historically contingent and differently understood forms of social, economic and environmental governance. This creates new challenges and very often new conflict. This subject draws on critical geographies of development to examin...

  • Hebrew 5HEBR20007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject focuses on advanced modern literary texts, including study of contemporary Hebrew writers in prose and poetry, modern conversational idiom and newspaper and academic articles. Students further extend their competencies in writing, reading, speaking and listening by engaging with auth...

  • Anthropology: Studying Self and OtherANTH10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Anthropology explores the different ways people live their lives. In this subject, an introduction to foundational knowledge in the discipline, you will be exposed to a variety of social and cultural forms around the world and the methods and theories developed to understand them as diverse expre...

  • Objectivity and ValuePHIL30047

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores the nature of value in human life. The kinds of value explored may include all or some of moral and ethical value, aesthetic value, religious value, political value, and epistemic value. Are such values capable of being objectively true or real, or are they essentially 'subj...

  • French 5FREN20001

    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...

  • Democracy and its DilemmasPOLS30033

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will examine the history of theories of democracy with a particular focus on the persistent “dilemmas of democracy” in the 21st century. Beginning in the classical tradition, it will quickly shift to focus on the “constitutional settlement” of liberal democracy in the 17th, 18th and ...

  • Literature, Ecology, CatastropheENGL30047

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The Humanities have always been interested in Nature and the non-human or ‘other’, and this has gathered momentum with our increasing awareness of the planet’s vulnerability and our responsibility for averting environmental disaster. The term ‘ecocriticism’ was applied in the mid-1990s to the stu...

  • Hollywood and EntertainmentSCRN20011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores developments in the Hollywood film industry from the 1960s to the present. Students should grasp some of the key issues of this period, including the focus on modernist strategies, revisionist approaches, allusionism and the new generation of Hollywood film school 'auteurs'....

  • Spanish 7SPAN30016

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is aimed at enabling students to substantially advance in their learning of Spanish language and Hispanic cultures, while also providing them with opportunities to develop workplace skills. In this subject, students will analyse sophisticated canonical and non-canonical texts that em...

  • Latin 2CLAS10007

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students consolidate the basic elements covered in Latin 1, and are introduced to more complex grammar and syntax. Increasingly difficult literary and dramatic texts are read. Background information on Roman culture is woven into the subject matter throughout the semester. By the ...

  • Forensic Science & the Law: A Case StudyHPSC30036


    In England, between 1750 and 1914, scientific testimony increasingly became a feature of the law. In particular, the scope given to the expert witness shaped the development of the common law. The forensic sciences, in general, became a tool for identifying the criminal, while forensic psychiatry...

  • 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...

  • Structural Theory and DesignCVEN30009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    AIMSThis subject introduces the basic methods of structural analysis and the design of simple structures which are built of reinforced concrete, steel, timber and masonry. A feature of this subject is the integration of the design and analytical skills in dealing with contemporary structures that...

  • 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...