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  • 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...

  • Arabic 1ARBC10005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is for students with very little or no knowledge of Arabic. Students will be introduced to the sounds of the Arabic language and to the letters and symbols of its writing system, start building their vocabulary and gain an understanding of, and the ability to use constructively some ...

  • Global YouthGEOG10003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject asks students to reflect on their position in the world through discussing the links between their own lives and those of young people in other global contexts. Students use personal reflection and selected scholarly readings, videos and media reports to investigate how youth are res...

  • Reading Japanese LiteratureJAPN30011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to familiarise students with authentic literary Japanese texts. Students will read various forms and styles of reading materials including well-known Japanese novels and poems. Students will learn new vocabulary, phrases, and expressions. Students will also learn useful reading ...

  • Darwinism: Evolution & RevolutionHPSC20001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1859), is regarded as one of the most monumental events in the history of science. At a swoop, Darwin transformed our understanding of the relationship between life and the environment, while at the same time putting forward a solutio...

  • Society, Politics, and the SacredANTH30003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    What is religion? What purpose does it serve? How does it vary across cultures? Why is it growing rapidly in many parts of the world despite predictions of its inevitable decline? And how does it relate to politics in a diversity of social systems? In this subject, we explore the symbolic systems...

  • Living in a Risk SocietySOCI30009

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    For good practical and theoretical reasons, risk and uncertainty have emerged as central themes in social science. More flexible labour markets, greater freedom to divorce, cohabit and re-partner and greater diversity in lifestyles erode the certainty with which people can map out their futures. ...

  • Chinese Economic DocumentsCHIN30012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is a reading course on Chinese economic and business documents. Students will be given a guided introduction to a variety of economic documents, including official policy statements, statistical material, newspaper reports and comments, and information drawn from the world wide web. ...

  • The Politics of SexPOLS20011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces ideas developed in feminist theory about the social and political construction of areas of experience relating to the body, gender and sexuality. Issues analysed in the subject include transsexualism, reproduction, eating disorders, pornography, sex work, sexual violence a...

  • Ancient Greek 3CLAS20015

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who have completed Ancient Greek 1 and 2, or who have 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, ...

  • Understanding SocietySOCI10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores our contemporary society through sociological perspectives. Students will be encouraged to develop what C Wright-Mills describes as a 'sociological imagination', which seeks to understand the ways in which our identities are formed by social structures and historical pattern...

  • Art and RevolutionAHIS20016

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    What does the art of nineteenth-century Europe tell us about the society that made it? This period was marked by immense social and cultural change: political upheaval; rapid industrialisation; an expanding colonial empire; a society altered by shifting attitudes to class, race, gender, bodies, s...

  • Nietzsche and CriticsPHIL20038

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Nietzsche’s bold and original challenges to traditional morality and the primacy of reason have made him one of the best known and most influential of modern thinkers. This course provides a broad introduction to Nietzsche as a philosopher by addressing his views on a range of themes such as trag...

  • The Ethics of CapitalismPHIL20044

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Like most people in today's world, you live in a capitalist system: You participate in the labour market, you exercise economic freedoms like property and contract, and you respect other peoples freedoms. Capitalist systems have proven good at producing goods and services. But do they give us jus...

  • Italian 5ITAL10006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students continue intensive revision and further development of the major areas of contemporary Italian language and culture. Through the analysis of language structures with a practical focus, students will extend their linguistic capacities in reading, writing, listening, speaking and describin...

  • German 3GERM20004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is for students who have completed German 1 and 2. It may also be taken by students who have been placed into this subject by the German Placement Test and who need to enrol at level 2. In this subject students extend their competencies in writing, reading, speaking and listening by ...

  • French and Francophone Cultural StudiesFREN20016

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to consolidate and enhance the overall language competencies that students from the beginner and intermediate streams have previously acquired in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will be introduced to the rich history and diversity of the Francophonie, and invi...

  • German Cultural Studies BGERM20003

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject consists of area studies relating to aspects of modern German literature, linguistics, and cultural studies. Students will do intensive studies, including a range of representative texts, authors or approaches in a key area of German literature, linguistics and cultural studies from ...