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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Contemporary Middle East & Central AsiaISLM90007

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019

    This subject focuses on the contemporary political landscape of the Middle East and Central Asia. It explores the interplay of international relations and domestic politics, especially in the wake of the war on terror and the Arab Uprisings. It traces the challenge of Islamism with reference to t...

  • Islam and PoliticsISLM90008

    Offered:JulyYear:2019

    What sort of a phenomenon is political Islam, or Islamism? How is it manifest and what political or intellectual forces have contributed to its growth? This subject places political Islam within the context of an increasingly globalised world, and considers the role of Islamism within Muslim-majo...

  • Crisis Zone: Age of UprisingsISLM30018

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This third-year subject examines the political dynamics of the modern Middle East, with a specific focus on the events known as the 'Arab Spring.' It will offer a brief synopsis of 20th century Middle Eastern history before exploring the War on Terror, the 2011 Arab uprisings and their aftermath,...

  • Islam in the Modern WorldISLM10002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to Islam and its adherents within contemporary global dynamics. It examines the thought of key Muslim intellectuals from the 19th Century till present and their attempts to come to terms with modernity as a Western project, while addressing critical issues facing ...

  • LundU:Globalisation and Gender RelationsGEND20005

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2019

    The course focuses on globalisation and gender relations. The first part of the course focuses on main concepts and perspectives crucial to the understanding of changes in social institutions and gender relations in globalisation processes. Gender relations are studied on a structural as well as ...

  • Gender at Work in The WorldGEND30003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores diverse scenes, sites and spaces of gender as they occur in contemporary life and culture. It will draw on key theories and approaches to gender to study sexual difference and sexuality in relation to real world contexts including culture, home, education, media, politics, p...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Comparative Social PolicySOCI90003

    Offered:NovemberYear:2019

    This subject, which is taught in Indonesia, uses a comparative approach to analyse key areas of contemporary social policy, with a focus on the reform strategies that emerged over the 1990s. The subject examines the different social policy responses that have characterised these strategies, and c...

  • 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...