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  • Education and State Power in ChinaINTS90008

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    As the society with the world’s oldest tradition of state-sponsored examinations and some of the most radical government-initiated educational reforms in the modern world, China is a particularly significant site for the analysis of relationships between education and political power. This subjec...

  • Rising China in the Globalised WorldINTS90007

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019

    This subject looks at the impact of a rising China in the globalised world. It examines contemporary China's relations with various powers, regions and global institutions, particularly in the context of its phenomenal rise in the last four decades. The subject also explores key issues related to...

  • Socio-Legal Studies Thesis Part 2SOLS40003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to SOLS40002 Socio-Legal Studies Thesis Part 1 for details.

  • Law in Social TheorySOLS30001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Law in Social Theory builds upon issues introduced in Law in Society, and Law, Justice and Social Change. Through a seminar-style format, it examines the theories of the function and role of law propounded by a range of social and legal theorists and movements, including Jürgen Habermas, Niklas L...

  • Modern Israel: Good Bad and DisputedJEWI20007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will examine and focus on modern Israeli history, beginning with the first decade of Israeli statehood and evaluating the nation-building process, the formation of state institutions and the evolution of a democratic regime. Also discussed will be the disparity that became evident be...

  • Shorter Thesis - International JusticeINTS70001

    Offered:Time-based ResearchYear:2019

    A shorter thesis based on original research, on a topic approved by the course coordinator.

  • Shorter Thesis - Australian StudiesAUST70001

    Offered:Time-based ResearchYear:2019

    The masters program allows students to combine coursework with extensive independent research in Australian Studies. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. Candidates may ad...

  • Socio-Legal Studies Thesis Part 1SOLS40002

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students undertaking the Socio-Legal Studies Thesis should demonstrate a clear understanding of a specific field of study at an advanced level. They should demonstrate clear thinking and an ability to integrate theory and method in a logical manner. The student must be able to work in a concentra...

  • Social Theory Thesis Part 1SOLS90004

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject involves a supervised thesis of 15 000 words, embodying the results of the student's own research.

  • International PoliticsINTS10001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides students with an introduction to the actors, institutions, dynamics and key debates that make up contemporary international politics. It equips students to 'go behind the news' of world affairs and understand the deeper structural and political changes and challenges confron...

  • Social Theory Thesis Part 2SOLS90005

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to SOLS90004 Social Theory Thesis Part 1 for details

  • Researching the PastARTS90008

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject, conducted as six fortnightly seminars, introduces commencing graduate students to various tools and traditions of reading, writing, researching and thinking about the past. The subject will touch on a range of key methodological approaches in historiography over the past half century...

  • Psychoanalysis and Social TheorySOTH30004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Psychoanalysis has informed and influenced contemporary social theory in manifold ways. Psychoanalysis has been central to theorising the decentred subject, it has radically affected conceptualisations of ideology, thrown reason under radical suspicion and has contributed to a better understandin...

  • Israelis & Palestinians: Conflict, PeaceJEWI20006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will examine the Israeli-Palestinian narrative through a multi-disciplinary perspective that will explore the political, social, historical and cultural issues central to this long and intense conflict. The subject will provide a clear chronological and textual foundation for examini...

  • Research in Contemporary Jewish StudiesJEWI30005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject gives students majoring in Hebrew and Jewish Studies the opportunity to extend and deepen their knowledge of the topic, sharpen their critical faculties in relation to source material and secondary literature, and acquire substantial skills in planning and executing a research projec...

  • Law, Justice and Social ChangeSOLS20001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Law, Justice and Social Change examines the ways in which law can be seen and used as both an instrument of positive social change and yet also as a means of confirming existing social arrangements and resisting social change. Through a series of case studies, it critically reflects on the key go...

  • Law in SocietySOLS10001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Law in Society introduces students to theories, concepts, forms and practices of law in contemporary Australian society. It will provide a foundation both for socio-legal studies subjects in later years and for subjects in disciplines such as politics, criminology and law. In preparing students t...

  • Textual RevelationsAIND40005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is premised on the idea that certain key texts provide the means to gain insights and understanding of Aboriginal social realities and individual selves, in a manner qualitatively different to more empirically focused studies. Through deep and intensive readings, informed by appropri...

  • Indigenous Art and Changing the NationAIND20011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject brings together a vast range of different arts practices to give an holistic view of Indigenous arts and their role in facilitating voice and its use as a tool for social change. Presented over 12 weeks, students will be given access to a broad range of Indigenous guest lecturers who...

  • Contemporary Challenges and IslamISLM30017

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This is the capstone unit for the Islamic Studies major. It provides students with the opportunity to critically reflect upon the major through an engagement with key themes studied. This is achieved through a detailed exploration of contemporary challenges and the Islamic world's responses. The...