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  • Classical Social TheorySOTH90007

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This elective offers students the opportunity to read and discuss the primary texts of key social theorists. In addition to developing an understanding of the work of foundational scholars, such as Marx, Freud, and Foucault, we will also examine questions of interpretation. Through analysing cont...

  • Thinking About The FutureDEVT90063

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will examine the rapidly changing landscape of the international development sector, and the critical role of management and leadership in addressing challenges as they emerge. Some of the challenges that will be explored include the increasing number, duration and severity of humani...

  • Indigenous Photography, New Media, FilmAHIS40002

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject responds to the growing body of work produced by contemporary Indigenous artists who use photography, computer-generated new media and film to engage audiences and address issues. It introduces students to the history of representation of Indigenous peoples in Australia by presenting...

  • Issues in BioethicsPHIL90025

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject explores ethical issues raised by current practices in medicine and by future developments in biotechnology and genetics. Among the issues that will be investigated are: controversial choices in medicine; abortion; euthanasia, assisted suicide and infanticide; in vitro fertilisation;...

  • New Research in Practical EthicsPHIL90040

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will acquaint new research students with cutting edge, forthcoming research in practical ethics, broadly construed. Practical ethics involves ethical theory applied to practical topics. Representative examples include collective responsibility for climate change; the scope of human r...

  • Mobile WorldsGEOG30028

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The scale of contemporary travel is staggering, involving tourists, business people, refugees, passengers, commuters, students, backpackers, migrants, stowaways, pirates, terrorists—and many more. Travel has often been seen as devoid of economic, political and socio-cultural significance. But iss...

  • Comparative Regional GovernancePOLS90043

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines regionalism in a comparative perspective, focusing in particular on Europe and the Asia Pacific. It examines regional governance in terms of institutions, practices, values, norms and governance outputs. The role of leadership is scrutinised. The value of comparative approac...

  • Social Policy Special Topics BSOCI90021

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Semester 1, 2018  Special Topic: Comparative Family Systems and Family Change This subject engages with critical and contemporary issues in the field of Sociology and Social Policy. Focusing on a special topic of key social policy interest, this subject will enable students to broaden and deepen...

  • Critical TheoriesSOTH30001

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The aim of this subject is to introduce students to and critically examine the major debates in contemporary critical theories from Western Marxism to postmodernism. These critical theories include the German Frankfurt School, French poststructuralism, the Budapest School, post-Marxism and femini...

  • Genders, Bodies & SexualitiesGEND20003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Bodies, genders and sexualities are at the heart of many contemporary social, cultural and political debates. Bodies in the plural are the focus of this subject - fat bodies and perfect bodies and trans bodies and leaky bodies, for example - and are analysed through a discussion of contemporary s...

  • Intensive Akkadian 1ANCW10008

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is an introduction to Akkadian grammar and the cuneiform writing system. It covers grammatical concepts and paradigms, sentence formation and translation and reading simple texts. Background information on the ancient Mesopotamian context in which Akkadian was spoken is woven into th...

  • Language and Society in EuropeEURO30001

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines the relationship between language and society in Europe. It focuses on issues of relevance in an increasingly integrated Europe in which European and other languages are in contact through migration, travel, business, and mass media, and in which English is taking on an impo...

  • Pirates and their EnemiesHIST20072

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will investigate a very old phenomenon: maritime raiding, or 'piracy'. The subject will concentrate on the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries when sea raiding activity interacted across the world system, but particularly in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic/West Indies. Students will...

  • Intensive Syriac AramaicANCW30020

    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...

  • Intensive Syriac AramaicANCW10004

    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...

  • Intensive Akkadian 2ANCW10009

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject builds on students’ knowledge of the Akkadian language and develops text reading skills. The subject covers the transliteration and translation of Akkadian documents from the cuneiform script. Significant time is spent on understanding the documents’ historical and cultural subject m...

  • Advanced Reading in GeographyGEOG90008

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject provides students with an advanced understanding of the philosophy, history and contemporary issues in geography. Students will undertake a series of directed readings resulting in three essays, two of which are on a topic approved by the program coordinator. For the first essay, the...

  • Sex, Gender and the Case StudyGEND90010

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The case study has proved of enduring interest to all Western societies, particularly in relation to questions of subjectivity and the sexed self. This elective interrogates how case studies have been used by psychiatrists, sexologists, psychoanalysts, lawyers, and writers to communicate their fi...

  • A Western Canon? Cervantes & ShakespeareARTS90007

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    One of them invented the modern novel, the other reinvented drama. Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616, and Cervantes was buried that same day. Co-taught by the School of Languages and Linguistics (SOLL) and the School of Culture and Communication (SCC), this subject focuses on the significative c...

  • Food, Culture and IdentityEURO90001

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    In the last two decades there has been a culinary turn in popular culture and representations of food, cooking and their cultural meanings are ubiquitous. We will explore the ways food impacts upon identities in the modern era. This elective focuses in particular on the complex social and intercu...