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  • Latin 4CLAS10014

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who have completed Latin 1, Latin 2 (or Intensive Beginners Latin) and Latin 3. Students read an extensive extract (usually a book) from a Latin epic poem, such as Virgil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Lucan's Bellum Civile, or Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura. In...

  • PhoneticsLING20005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject involves the study of the sound distinctions occurring in human languages, such as basic articulatory, acoustic and auditory phonetics. Students should develop skills in perceiving, articulating, and transcribing speech sounds. Students should also learn how to interpret sound spectr...

  • Hebrew 6HEBR10012

    Offered:Semester 2Year: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 aut...

  • Second Language Learning and TeachingLING20003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject considers how a second language is acquired, what factors explain why only some learners are successful in learning a second language, and how to best teach a second language. We begin by looking at a range of theories which present different perspectives on the process of second lan...

  • Avant-Garde and Postmodern ArtAHIS20020

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines avant-garde and postmodern art and film during the 20th century. A variety of artistic theories, movements and artists from Europe and North America will be considered. The social, historical and theoretical context in which diverse avant-garde and postmodernist aesthetics w...

  • Philosophy: The Great ThinkersPHIL10003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Philosophy has been called ‘the Queen of the Sciences’ and to this day the questions it poses are fundamental to disciplines across the university. In ‘Big Questions,’ you are introduced to the state-of-the-art problems in contemporary philosophy. But philosophy has a history, which invites us to...

  • German 7GERM10008

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject aims to consolidate and expand students' proficiency in both written and spoken language and to develop cultural literacy in German by engaging with broad themes relevant to modern German-speaking societies such as: communications media and consumer culture. It builds on the developm...

  • Hebrew 6HEBR20008

    Offered:Semester 2Year: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 aut...

  • Science, Reason and RealityPHIL20001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Does science provide a true integrated representation of the world, or simply a plurality of incommensurable frameworks for investigating it?  What’s distinctive of the scientific method, and what’s the rational justification for taking its results at face value?  This subject will address these ...

  • China Since MaoCHIN20008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines cultural and social tendencies in contemporary China, and shows how they have developed from the socialist system. It analyses the culture of China's different social groups - men, women, young people, workers, farmers, the elites, minorities, intellectuals and business peop...

  • Contemporary Chinese LiteratureCHIN10019

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines developments in contemporary Chinese literature, seeking to place these in the context of cultural discourses that emerged in China after 1949. The texts studied in the subject will be primarily selected from representative contemporary literary works, but will also include ...

  • Italian 6ITAL10007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Students in this subject intensively revise and further develop their knowledge of contemporary Italian language and culture. The subject combines analysis of language structures with a practical focus, all designed to extend students’ linguistic capacities in reading, writing, listening, speakin...

  • Spanish 5SPAN30014

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In this subject, students will continue to develop their linguistic and cultural competence in Spanish. They will also advance their skills in textual analysis, with a special focus on the long tradition of testimonial texts (testimonios), both in recent Spanish and Latin American history. Throug...

  • Comparative PoliticsPOLS20023

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to comparative politics. There are many different aspects of and approaches to comparative politics, but all agree that this involves comparing at least two - and often many more - units of political analysis (e.g. countries, types of political system, electoral s...

  • The Theatre ExperienceENGL20034

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is for students across the university interested in understanding and enjoying theatre, an ancient art form that enjoys continuing popularity in many modern societies, including Australia. Drawing on a range of local and international examples from mainstream and experimental perform...

  • Rock, Pop & ResistanceSPAN20016

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In Latin America, cultural expression generally responds to specific socio-political contexts. This course explores different forms of resistance, mainly in popular music. Through the analysis of protest songs, it studies dissident social movements and artistic reactions to socio-political events...

  • Spanish 4SPAN20003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject equips students with more sophisticated language and intercultural skills to communicate about the self and other in Spanish in a wider range of social contexts. By the end students will be able to comprehend and produce a variety of personal stories. They will have the language skil...

  • Spanish 6SPAN20019

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The focus of this subject will be on the improvement of students’ oral and written language competence and the learning of textual study skills in Spanish, through the study of selected oral and written narratives. These particular texts are part of the long tradition of Spanish and Latin America...

  • Italian 3ITAL20007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will consolidate and develop their ability to communicate in Italian while improving their understanding of Italian culture. A range of authentic media will be used to explore key themes in modern Italian society. This subject is designed for students with some prior knowledge, or experi...

  • Creative Writing: Ideas and PracticeCWRI10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject focuses on the creative process of shorter literary work, from the first idea through the development, editing and presentation, including the identification of sources, and choice of style and form. Students will be encouraged to attempt a variety of forms including poetry, monologu...