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  • Researching TextsARTS90009

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This fortnightly workshop will be structured around six key thematic categories that shape research in the text-based humanities: text; reading; author; archive; context; value. These themes will be engaged as the vital building blocks of a research project in literary or performance studies. The...

  • 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...

  • Research Ethics in & beyond the AcademyARTS90022

    Offered:JulyYear:2019

    Using a case study approach and in-class debates, the subject takes a critical approach to research ethics, and opens up challenging areas of research conduct. Concepts such as an ethics of care, relational ethics and power relations arising within or created by a research project will be examine...

  • The Qur'an: An IntroductionISLM20003

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019

    This subject is an introduction, in English translation, to the most important text of Islam, the Qur'an, which Muslims regard as the primary source of Islam. Students will study: the origins of the Qur'an, its overall structure and content, major themes, approaches to its interpretation, and its...

  • 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...

  • Melancholy and the Sweetness of SorrowARTS90001

    Offered:MayYear:2019

    Melancholy is an affliction associated with fear and fertility, madness and genius, manic creativity and aphasic stupor. A "sacred disease", from its original diagnosis in antiquity, melancholy has been characterised throughout history by its deep ambiguity and by the breadth of its influence ove...

  • Researching LanguageARTS90015

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces a range of fundamental theories of the nature of language and approaches to the analysis of its structure and use. The way we will do this is to critically examine 6 sets of readings representing current issues, debates or opposing points of view; to make explicit their th...

  • Researching Media and CultureARTS90013

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This workshop series will examine media culture(s), focusing on how the social sciences and Humanities deal with culture, including cultural production, forms and practices, across the axes of time and space, and incorporating both the virtual and the material dimensions. Together we will examine...

  • Industry ProjectARTS30001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will provide students the opportunity to gain extended industry experience through project work. Students will engage with industry collaborators and asked to manage real concept proposals. They will work in teams to recommend potential avenues for improvement, refinement or evaluati...

  • Morality and PoliticsARTS90018

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Throughout the world many people are disillusioned with politics. Some are cynical. People who are disillusioned still hold to the standards that make them disillusioned with the conduct of politicians. People who are cynical no longer believe in those standards. In between, there are people who ...

  • Introduction to Islamic SpiritualityISLM20016

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In this subject the students explore the Sufi Way as the spiritual dimension of Islam, its roots and philosophical meaning, and the factors which led to its emergence, its seeming conflict and reconciliation with the views of the Orthodox scholars, its socio-political dimensions as a popular reli...

  • 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...

  • International Relations Thesis Part 2ASIA90013

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to ASIA90012 International RelationsThesis Part 1 for details

  • Indonesia Rising?ASIA90018

    Offered:Semester 2, NovemberYear:2019

    Indonesia’s emergence as a democratic and decentralized power and Southeast Asia’s only member of the G20 is transforming its relations with its ASEAN neighbours as well as the major regional powers. As a functioning democracy and the largest Muslim nation, Indonesia has a particular position in ...

  • China's Two Social RevolutionsASIA90014

    Offered:MarchYear:2019

    This subject presents an overview of the patterns of social life in China and how these have changed since the revolution in 1949. The socialist transformations led by Mao Zedong after 1949 (the first social revolution) and the market and other reforms led  by Deng Xiaoping after 1978 (the second...

  • Gender and Development Thesis Part 1GEND90011

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students enrolled in this subject will undertake a piece of research in Gender and Development approved by the course coordinator. The research will incorporate an analysis of relevant development theory and practice through the gendered lens. Under the close guidance of a dedicated supervisor, s...

  • Shorter Thesis - Gender StudiesGEND70001

    Offered:Time-based ResearchYear:2019

    The masters program allows students to combine coursework with extensive independent research in gender 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 advanc...

  • Sex, Gender and Culture: An IntroductionGEND10001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The world is gendered - but what is gender? We know gender is fundamental to the way in which we see ourselves and others, and how our communities and institutions are organised, but why? Why do gender norms and stereotypes emerge? What effects do they have on our lives? Drawing on feminist and q...

  • Gender Studies Thesis Part 1GEND40006

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    A research topic will be selected in consultation with the allocated supervisor. Enrolment in the thesis is across two consecutive semesters and students must enrol in the subject in each semester to ensure they are meeting the full 50-point requirement for this yearlong subject. Students are exp...