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  • Arabic 3ARBC10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will be introduced to more complex elements and functions of the language which will enable them to read and engage with authentic texts of moderate complexity ranging from advertisements, personal and formal letters and emails through newspaper articles and informative texts to biograph...

  • Science and PseudoscienceHPSC10002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Is there a good way to decide which ideas, theories and practices belong to science and which do not? The so-called demarcation problem is a central issue in the philosophy of science. It is an issue that is much more than an academic debate, as modern societies rely on science, in daily lives as...

  • Working with ValueANTH20007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores how people come to value things as they do, critically engaging with a range of theoretical and ethnographic literature to ask how value may be created, enhanced and realised in different ways.  Students will be introduced to ways that anthropologists analyse and interpret v...

  • Latin 6CLAS30009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who commenced the Latin stream with no prior knowledge of the language and have completed Latin 1, Latin 2, Latin 3, Latin 4 and Latin 5. Students examine the genre of lyric poetry through study of the Odes of Horace. The subject will address the key elements...

  • Science and SocietyHPSC30023

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Science provides innumerable benefits in our lives but poses just as many urgent questions. The aim of this subject is to explore the role of science in our society by drawing on recent scholarly work in sociology and philosophy of science. The first part of the course will introduce several conc...

  • Taiwan & Beyond: Chinese Settler CultureCHIN30002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to migration and settlement as major processes in Chinese cultural history. It examines the expansion of Chinese culture beyond its traditional heartlands, taking Taiwan as a key example. Taiwan will be examined alongside other Chinese "settler cultures" for examp...

  • Understanding the New Media in ChinaCHIN20029

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject engages with the new form of language used in the modern media in China, including its written, audio and visual forms .It explores its roots and meanings and the factors which led to its emergence.

  • German 8GERM20002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to extend students' proficiency in both written and spoken language and to further develop cultural literacy in German by engaging with broad themes relevant to modern German-speaking societies such as: affluence and education in the developed world. It builds on the development...

  • Intensive Beginners LatinCLAS30004

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    This subject teaches students to read Latin and covers the material of two semesters. It covers grammatical concepts and paradigms, sentence formation and translation and the reading of simple texts. The aim is for students to acquire the elements of syntax, grammar and vocabulary of Latin, suffi...

  • Australian Indigenous Public PolicyMULT30017

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject examines the governance arrangements that have shaped the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples since settlement. Prior to, at the time of, and since Federation, Indigenous Australians have been uniquely affected by a range of public policy settings, approaches and fr...

  • Cooking up the NationSPAN30019

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject focuses on the interaction between cuisine and nationalist discourses in Spain and Peru, exploring how food can function as a site of control and/or a vehicle for the construction of nationhood. Studies of national cuisines demonstrate that how we talk about food is as revealing of o...

  • Japanese 5JAPN10003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is for students who already possess basic Japanese language skills and knowledge of Japan, and have completed Japanese 4 and can recognise around 400 Kanji characters, or those who have equivalent experience in Japanese. This subject provides a basic preparation for students to engag...

  • Indonesia in the WorldINDO10014

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In an increasingly globalised world it is impossible to imagine any state including Indonesia being completely disengaged from the rest of the world. Indonesia's constant global engagement is evidence of its geopolitical importance on the international stage. Indonesia is a unitary state built ou...

  • Chinese Studies: Culture and EmpireCHIN20007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This introductory subject examines Chinese society and culture by looking at the relationship between cultural systems and imperial power. It addresses the long-term development of social and intellectual structures in China in relation to empire as a political order and a system of territorial d...

  • BrandingGDES30002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject approaches branding through an exploration of the power of images and text as a major part of human to human communication, and as a history of human social interchange. This introductory subject explains and explores the power of branding through lectures and project work focusing o...

  • Public Policy MakingPOLS20008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject focuses on one of the tangible outcomes of the political process, with public policy often at the centre of contests for and over political power. Public policy has traditionally been designed and implemented by governments but increasingly market actors, non-government organisations...

  • Gender Diversity in the WorkplaceGEND30005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will examine the following questions: what exactly do we mean by gender diversity, who do current ideas include or exclude, why and when is it important, and how should we try to achieve it? The what, why and how of gender diversity are fundamental questions relating to organization...

  • Fertility, Mortality and Social ChangeGEOG20016

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject serves as an introduction to demography: the scientific study of human populations. The subject provides an overview of concepts, theories, and methodological approaches for understanding the changing patterns and determinants of population size, composition, and spatial distribution...

  • Families, Relationships and SocietySOCI20018

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to students to the sociology of family life.  The subject will start with a broad focus covering key theoretical perspectives on the family and personal life and examining the political and cultural context of family life.  A key theme of the subject will be to id...

  • The History of Cool: Fashion & AttitudeDPSS10007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    James Dean, Marlene Dietrich, James Brown, Frida Kahlo, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, and David Bowie. What do these people have in common? They were cool. Cool is an elusive essence recognised in artists, musicians, actors and other icons that generations have attempted to capture. This subject...