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  • Design and Property PrinciplesPROP20002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the basic principles and business concepts of Property, through examination of the underlying drivers of commercial Property Development and Property Investment, the underlying systems and relationships – social, commercial, political, economic and environmenta...

  • Australia NowMULT20013

    Offered:Semester 1, Winter Term, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to key social, political and environmental issues which are shaping contemporary Australia. It is ideal for international students, for students whose main area of study lies outside the humanities, and for students who wish to gain a broad understanding of the co...

  • Sport and the LawLAWS20011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides an account of how the law influences sport.  Although the subject focuses on legal principles, it will bear in mind sport’s historical, cultural, social and economic context, including the drama and colour of sport’s major events and leading personalities. And although it is...

  • Interpreting Australian Landscape DesignLARC30002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject develops an understanding of the formative influences to have shaped contemporary public and private landscapes. A critical examination of the historical development of landscape design in Australia requires study of: key international design precedents through history; social influ...

  • Indigenous Engineering and DesignMULT30022

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    For millennia, the Indigenous peoples of Australia have understood and cared for their various environments and not only adapted to their surroundings but modified and managed them sustainably – living with the land rather than living off it. Increasingly, we are becoming aware that this frequent...

  • The Social History of the Roman WorldANCW20026

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    What was it like actually to live in the Roman empire? How can we learn about the realities of life for ordinary Romans? How much has changed in two millennia? This course is designed to make students aware of and deal with aspects of society and culture in the Roman empire. Generally the time p...

  • Journalism TodayUNIB30011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Journalism is an area of key social importance in the contemporary world, and a practical knowledge of journalistic processes is important not only to media practitioners, but in a range of fields where the quality of public communication is of vital significance. This University Breadth subject ...

  • Sociology of Work: The Future of WorkSOCI30015

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will undertake a critical analysis of the changing structure and behaviour of work and occupations in modern society. It will engage with the theoretical debates and empirical research that focus on the organizational development and work and occupations in society more generally. Th...

  • Two Koreas in the WorldKORE20001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject covers both South and North Koreas’ international relations since the establishment of the governments in 1948 until today. It deals with two Koreas’ political and ideological divergence since the end of WWII and how two Koreas have formed two totally different diplomatic, economic an...

  • 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...

  • Sociology of 'Race' and EthnicitiesSOCI30014

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides a sociological examination of the racialized underpinnings of Australian society. Focusing on how social forces such as colonisation, dispossession and the White Australia Policy have shaped understandings of racial difference, the subject will be concerned with the specific...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hacking Cities - Upgrading Urban LifeABPL20054

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019

    Many aspects of city life could be improved, but change seems hard. Some interventions are ineffective, others have unintended side effects. Cities rely on various systems such as transport, health care, energy, education etc. Many urban problems are not malfunctions of these systems but side eff...

  • Topics in EthnomusicologyMUSI20217

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to one major research topic in the field of ethnomusicology. Considering a broad range of case studies from around the world, students learn how music researchers have approached, evaluated, and answered questions related to this topic across different cultural co...

  • Art and the BotanicalFINA20044

    Offered:Summer Term, February, June, Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    This practice-based drawing subject focuses on developing skills and techniques in botanical drawing, using drawing and watercolour media. Students will be introduced to specialist botanical drawing techniques, working from both live plants and botanical specimens from the University Cultural Col...

  • Freedom and Equality Across BordersPHIL20045

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    Comedian Doug Stanhope once commented that “Nationalism does nothing but teach you how to hate people that you never met, and ... take pride in accomplishments you had no part in whatsoever”. In this course we'll examine the philosophical issues underpinning the ethics and politics of nationalism...

  • Global Theatre HistoryENGL30050

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Global theatre history represents a rich source of ideas about performance, cultural difference and historical change. This subject aims to engage with the material culture of theatre history by examining theatre objects that produce the effects of illusion and dramatic excitement. With a focus o...

  • Enacting ShakespeareEDUC20084

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The enacting of Shakespeare will be explored through a pedagogy entailing an active, embodied participatory and critical approach and drawing on techniques of Open Space Learning (OSL). There will be an emphasis on contemporary pedagogical and theatre-based approaches to engage learners and pract...

  • Korean Politics and SocietyKORE30001

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    The subject is offered during the Winter term as an overseas subject taught at one of the major universities in Seoul, South Korea. Topics include domestic party politics, national division, divided families, North Korean defectors, youth unemployment, gender-based violence, migrant workers and m...