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  • Hebrew 3HEBR10005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject focuses on consolidating and developing the skills of reading, writing, listening, aural comprehension and conversing in Hebrew, with emphasis on grammatical structures and expansion of vocabulary. It features advanced work on speaking and creative writing, through a reading of conte...

  • Literature, Adaptation, MediaENGL20031

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores the way stories are passed through time, genre, place, and media by focusing on the art of adaptation. The practice of adaptation raises basic questions: what is literature, what is an adaptation, what is a medium?  We will pursue these questions by studying adaptations from...

  • Venice and Cultures of ConsumptionHIST30051

    Offered:NovemberYear:2019

    This intensive three-week study abroad subject is taught on location in Venice. The Renaissance in Italy is regarded by many as the locus of the first consumer society in the western world. Venice was at the centre of the new commercial revolution and the trade and production of the luxury goods ...

  • Modernism and Avant GardeENGL20022

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines modernism, the movement in literature and other arts that lasted from roughly 1890 to 1950. Rather than trying to survey every major modernist writer, we will emphasize a number of significant figures and movements. Course readings will include novels, short fiction, essays,...

  • Intensive Ancient Greek 1CLAS30045

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019

    This subject teaches students to read Ancient Greek. It covers word formation, grammatical concepts, sentence formation and translation, and the reading of simple texts. Students are introduced to Ancient Greek of various styles, media and periods. The aim is for students to acquire the elements ...

  • Ethical TheoryPHIL20008

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    How should one live? What makes an action right or wrong and how can we tell which actions are which? Can critically engaging with what philosophers say about these questions make you a better person, or a moral expert? This subject is divided into three parts, with a part devoted to each of the...

  • French 5FREN10006

    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...

  • Psychoanalysis and Social TheorySOTH30004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Psychoanalysis has informed and influenced contemporary social theory in manifold ways. Psychoanalysis has been central to theorising the decentred subject, it has radically affected conceptualisations of ideology, thrown reason under radical suspicion and has contributed to a better understandin...

  • 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...

  • Key Thinkers and ConceptsAIND20007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will introduce students to key thinkers and concepts in Aboriginal governance, community and cultural activism, Aboriginal advancement, self-determination and social justice. Key Thinkers and Concepts will allow students who have completed the first year MULT10001 Aboriginalities sub...

  • 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...

  • Sociology of CultureSOCI20016

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This course introduces students to the sociological study of culture. Exploring topics such as art, sport, food, religion, music, social media and cultural memory, we will examine how culture can reproduce, organise, and challenge particular social values and structures. To put this study into co...

  • Venice and Cultures of ConsumptionHIST20052

    Offered:NovemberYear:2019

    This intensive three-week study abroad subject is taught on location in Venice. The Renaissance in Italy is regarded by many as the locus of the first consumer society in the western world. Venice was at the centre of the new commercial revolution and the trade and production of the luxury goods ...

  • 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...

  • Intensive Ancient Greek 1CLAS20035

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019

    This subject teaches students to read Ancient Greek. It covers word formation, grammatical concepts, sentence formation and translation, and the reading of simple texts. Students are introduced to Ancient Greek of various styles, media and periods. The aim is for students to acquire the elements ...

  • 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...

  • Meaning, Possibility and ParadoxPHIL20030

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Meaning is central to many issues in philosophy. The idea that the meaning of complex representation depends on the meanings of its parts is fundamental to the way we understand the mind, language, and logic. In this subject, we look at the different ways that this idea has been understood and ap...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...