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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Shorter Thesis - International JusticeINTS70001

    Offered:Time-based ResearchYear:2019

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

  • Social Theory Thesis Part 2SOLS90005

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to SOLS90004 Social Theory Thesis Part 1 for details

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Islamic Studies Thesis Part 1ISLM40011

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will be required to write a thesis of 15,000 words on a topic approved by the supervisor.  

  • The Power of Ideas: Ten Great BooksARTS90004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Great books teach us how to describe experience, how to evaluate it, and how to imagine its liberating transformation. They deepen our engagement with critical traditions of thought that extend back through time and, by doing this, they enable us to better understand and address key issues facing...

  • Topics in Arabic & Islamic StudiesISLM40001

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject involves a series of seminar presentations and discussions on a topic or topics of contemporary or special interest in Arabic and Islamic Studies. Topics will vary from year to year, depending on current events and the interests of the particular cohort of students. Where appropriate...

  • Social Research and Reflexive WritingARTS90002

    Offered:AprilYear:2019

    This subject will cover the following topics: 1) Writing evidence: How does one write about the acquisition and accumulation of data? What are social and cultural realities? How crucial are notions of subjectivity, experience, enmeshment and perspective in making the social and the cultural diff...