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  • Anthropology of Urban Life and ConflictANTH30020

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Based on the detailed reading of five ethnographic monographs, this subject considers the peculiar problems of studying the intimacy of social life in urban contexts and amid serious conflict and dislocation. Examples are taken from a range of contexts such as southern Europe, southeast Asia, Jap...

  • Understanding PovertyDEVT20004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The literature on poverty identifies its causes as both economic and cultural. This subject aims to develop students understanding on the local and international economic factors producing poverty, as well as, its culture-bound causes and manifestations. Using poverty concepts in Development Stud...

  • New Media and Entertainment LawLAWS30031

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Entertainment adds amusement, diversion and enlightenment to the everyday lives of multiple individuals, groups and societies around the world. Law underpins its existence, and seek to balance interests between creators, investors, celebrities, fans, consumers and wider publics. Yet it faces seve...

  • The Age of Golden Ages: Art in EuropeAHIS30003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject interrogates painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy, France, Spain and the Netherlands in the 17th century. It will cover the art of Caravaggio, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt van Rijn, Diego Velàzquez, and Nicolas Poussin, among many others. This subject a...

  • Global France, 1600 - 1789HIST20079

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines the social, cultural, economic and political history of France, from roughly 1600 to 1789. This chronological period is most often conceptualized as the ancien régime, when refracted through the lens of the French Revolution. But when viewed on its own terms, it is also the ...

  • Town and Country in China and the WestHIST30070

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject involves the study of urbanisation and urban phenomena in history from a comparative perspective, with a focus on similarities and contrasts between China and the West, and attention to changing urban-rural relations and contrasts over time. The subject will be taught over a period o...

  • A History of ViolenceHIST30068

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    Every act of violence has a history. In order to more fully understand how and why violence recurs, how it has changed over time, and how it has been a driving force in history, we need to develop a more sophisticated and complex understanding of its historical origins. This subject will explore ...

  • Italian Language in FocusITAL30004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is designed to provide students with an analytical and comprehensive understanding of Italian usage. Topics will vary, and may include contrastive analysis of English and Italian, varieties of Italian, dialects, geographical variation, history of the Italian language, topics in appli...

  • Living Longer: A Global DiagnosisUNIB30005

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Since 1800, human life expectancy at birth has doubled globally and tripled in the most favoured nations. This has been a biological and social achievement of great complexity, and no single factor—public health, income, material resources, medical knowledge, technology, individual behaviour, soc...

  • Migrant Nation: History Culture IdentityHIST20075

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    What does it mean to live in a nation that has been built on immigration? What histories, policies and attitudes underpin this experience? And what key issues, challenges and opportunities face Australia and other nations as a result? This subject encourages students to engage critically with the...

  • Art in Medieval EuropeAHIS20019

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to the art of medieval Europe, from the Roman Empire (c. 300) to the late Middle Ages (c. 1400), surveying the major artistic developments across the period wth particular emphasis on Italy. It focuses on the function of imagery in specific historical and phy...

  • Education and Social MovementsEDUC30074

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject offers students the opportunity to examine how education is linked to social movements and change. Students will explore the pedagogical, social, political, and cultural bases of campaigns for educational justice and equity across different Australian and international case studies. ...

  • Global Histories of Indigenous ActivismHIST30074

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines the history of Indigenous peoples’ resistance to colonialism in Australia, the Pacific and the Americas. In addition to covering the key protests of the last one hundred years, we see activism as more than just a twentieth-century phenomenon and explore the diverse forms tha...

  • Asian Arts: Networks and HubsASIA20004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject investigates the political, social and cultural significance of the arts in contemporary Asia. Throughout Asia, visual and performing arts function as entertainment, communicative medium, commodity, religious ritual, political act and as sites for social conflict and accord. Diverse ...

  • Change-makers: Ecology, Design, CapitalUNIB10016

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

  • Gender in Hispanic CulturesSPAN30001

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Issues related to gender and sexuality are key to understand social and cultural practices in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries in the Americas. In this subject such issues are explored in relation to their representation in cultural texts – including fiction literature, film and TV. Major the...

  • European ModernismEURO30003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    European modernism refers to a wide range of experimental and avant-garde trends in literature and arts at the end of the 19th and early 20th century and has proven a major influence on current (Western) literature, film and the arts. This course introduces students to key themes of modernist lit...

  • AgronomyAGRI30046

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject focuses on understanding the main agronomic factors affecting Australian agriculture. Particular emphasis is placed on the interaction between and the management of water, fertilizers, pests and weeds. The subject begins with a general introduction on the application of principles of...

  • Hispanic Film TodaySPAN30017

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Since the early 1990s, the major national cinemas in the Spanish-speaking world (Spain, Mexico and Argentina) have undergone a deep renewal of both their industrial structures and their thematic/aesthetic traditions. The regained popularity of these cinemas in their own domestic markets and world...