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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Morality and PoliticsARTS90018

    Offered:Not offered inYear: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 ...

  • Global Environmental HistoryHIST90036

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    In the past decade the field of environmental history has seen great analytical and conceptual developments across all topics. This subject will examine recent major works in environmental history to assess the state of the field and to illuminate contemporary environmental issues and questions. ...

  • Geographic Information SystemsGEOG90023

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) workshop will provide an introduction to the GIS program. The elective will be taught by a leading international GIS scholar with a group of domestic and international researchers gathered for an academic workshop; PhD students will be able to participate ...

  • UBC:Global CitizenshipSOCI20009

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Just what does it mean to be a “global citizen”? When few people even agree on what “global citizenship” means, this idea is murky, even if a more just and tolerant future world is compelling. In this highly interactive interdisciplinary and fully online course, you will consider themes relating ...

  • 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...

  • Changing Labour Markets and InequalitiesSOCI90019

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Labour markets have undergone substantial changes over the past decades. Trends of globalization, de-industrialization, increasing (youth) unemployment, changing gender roles and demographic ageing have transformed substantially the nature of employment relationships and work in advanced economie...

  • Histories and Theories of ConservationAHIS40015

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will include an analysis of the conservation issues in the preservation of ancient archaeological sites, the emergence of the professional painter restorers, art restoration controversies such as the Sistine Ceiling, 19th century criticism by John Ruskin and Viollet-Le-Duc on how Got...

  • Working in First Nations ContextsARTS90019

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will investigate the range of protocols relevant to researching Indigenous, Islander and First Nations histories, societies and cultures. Examining diverse settings, including Australia, the Pacific and North America, this subject will assist postgraduate students in developing ethic...

  • Reason and Revelation in IslamISLM90011

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Students will be familiar with the rich heritage of Muslim Theology and philosophy. They will explore the development of Islamic theology and philosophy from the early period of Islamic history. At the beginning this subject will examine the rise of theological schools and their contributions to ...

  • Relationships in ModernitySOTH40001

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    In this subject, notions of "social solidarity", "collective memory", "emotion", and "morality" will be used to critically explore some features of relationships in modernity. Focusing on the lived experience of modernity, the course will examine what kinds of kinships, emotional states, ethical ...

  • TimePHIL90042

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Does any moment other than the present exist?  Are all moments of time (past, present, and future) equally real or are some moments privileged?  Does special relativity constrain the views of time that it is reasonable to endorse?  How does the way we experience time (both as individuals and as m...

  • Gender in International RelationsPOLS90060

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject explores the influence of gender in (and on) international relations. In particular, this subject examines how gender is implicated in the construction of international relations, how this affects the behaviour of actors in international affairs, their positions vis-à-vis one another...