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  • Human Rights and IslamISLM90013

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The subject considers the conceptualization of human rights in classical and contemporary Islam in theory and practice. The methodology is interdisciplinary in nature combining aspects of historical, religious, philosophical, international and legal studies. The subject will consider the implicat...

  • Policy Design: From Theory to PracticePOLS30035

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is designed to develop students’ knowledge of the theory and practice of making public policy. It provides a survey of the principal theories of the policy process, some of which emphasise a formal rational process and others of which emphasise the role of institutional process and d...

  • Topics in MetaphysicsPHIL40005

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This unit covers selected issues in contemporary metaphysics. We will focus on a particular philosophical issue (e.g. ontology, possibility, necessity, the nature of objects), and look at contemporary work addressing this issue.  

  • Intensive Syriac AramaicANCW20018

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is an introduction to the grammar and reading of Syriac. It covers grammatical concepts and paradigms, sentence formation and translation and reading simple texts. Background information on the cultural context in which Syriac was spoken is woven into the subject matter. The aim is f...

  • Campaigns and ElectionsPOLS30032

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Elections lie at the heart of democracy. This subject examines why elections matter and how they feature in democratic theory and practice. Topics include electoral administration, voting systems and voter turnout, the role of political parties, the financing of campaigns and how elections are re...

  • Modern & Contemporary Ireland Since 1790HIST20035

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will focus on the political, social and cultural history of Ireland since 1790, charting the country's fraught relationship with Britain, including the creation of the United Kingdom in 1801, the long battle waged during the 19th century for Irish independence or self-government, the...

  • Screening Europe: Image and IdentityEURO30004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    A team-taught study of European cinema during a period of intense political and social change. Students who complete this subject should be familiar with some of the major developments in cinematic representation in Europe from the early 20th century to the present. They should be able to relate ...

  • Town and Country in China and the WestHIST20073

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject involves the study of urbanisation and urban phenomena in history from a comparative perspective, with a focus on similarities and contrasts between China and the West, and attention to changing urban-rural relations and contrasts over time. The subject will be taught over a period o...

  • The Great War 1914 to 1918HIST20082

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The Great War, the ‘seminal catastrophe of the twentieth century’, now lies more than a century behind us, but its aftershocks continue to reverberate down to the present. This subject aims to globalise the history of the war, as well as paying special attention to Australia’s war experience. Stu...

  • Race in AmericaHIST30059

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The American understanding of race has changed over time, but in different ways race has been a crucial line of division in American society since the seventeenth century.The subject begins and ends in the present, but circles back to survey the history of race in America over centuries. The hist...

  • Social Theory and Political AnalysisSOTH20003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject involves the study of theory and empirical research in social and political relations, culture and ideology, and human subjectivity and action. Students who complete this subject should possess an awareness of the ways in which social theory can provide a critical perspective on stan...

  • Composition of a LeaderDEVT90066

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will focus on essential skills and techniques central to effective management and leadership. This very practical subject will feature a strong emphasis on ensuring students understand how to use the skills and techniques being discussed. The subject will encompass both hard and soft...

  • America and the Rise of AsiaPOLS90057

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines past, present and future responses of the United States toward the rising powers of Asia. A particular focus is the US-India relationship and how it has evolved to counter Chinese power. Despite both being democracies and historical rivals of the People’s Republic, the US an...

  • The Medieval Image: Art and CultureAHIS30021

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Taking the so-called ‘late Middle Ages’ (approximately 1300–1520) as its focus, this subject confronts a set of seemingly simple questions: what is an image, who makes images, and how do they circulate in the world? It examines the roles images played during this period from a variety of perspect...

  • Europe and Asia: Competing Hegemons?POLS90017

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject focuses on contemporary debates in EU-East Asia relations, introducing students to concepts of regional integration and providing them with an understanding of inter-regionalism. It examines the EU's political agenda in developing a close relationship with East Asia, with a particula...

  • The Artist's BodyAHIS40007

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject focuses on contemporary artists' redefinitions of the body and work and, by extension, redefinitions of the artist and the artwork. Students will be introduced to contemporary theories of the body, artistic identity, and artistic authorship through an analysis of changing uses of the...

  • Indigenous Development PerspectivesDEVT90059

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    The challenges faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia are a source of constant debate among policy-makers, NGOs, commentators and First Nations peoples themselves. This fieldwork intensive subject for the Masters of Development Studies explores contentions around devel...

  • Migration and People MovementAUST90008

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    International migration is one of the major challenges of the twenty-first century, with the task of formulating workable approaches to migration remaining a challenge for the community and government. This subject provides students with an advanced introduction to migration and people movement a...

  • Understanding the Gulf StatesISLM90015

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This dynamic and interdisciplinary subject adopts an industry and policy-orientated approach to analysing the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states that will be of considerable benefit to students keen to internationalise their learning. ‘Understanding the Gulf States’ combines the academic exper...

  • British Art and Sensibility at the NGVAHIS90010

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The course will be taught by Professor Jeanette Hoorn and Mr Hugh Belsey in situ at the National Gallery of Victoria. We will focus upon the eighteenth century collection of British painting held by the gallery. With the emergence of science and the development of a complex market in the cities o...