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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Visiting Scholar: Classics and Arch AANCW90003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will be taught by a Visiting Scholar in an area of their expertise. It will provide graduate-level engagement with contemporary work in the student's own or cognate disciplines. A subject description and any preliminary reading will be available by the beginning of the academic year ...

  • Visiting Scholar Subject: HistoryHIST90033

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will be taught by a Visiting Scholar in an area of their expertise. It will provide graduate-level engagement with contemporary work in the student's own or cognate disciplines. A subject description and any preliminary reading will be available by the beginning of the academic year ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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;...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Biennales, Triennales and DocumentasAHIS90007

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines the exhibition of contemporary art in international survey exhibitions since the 1960s, delineating the methods that curators and directors have tested in response to the needs of art museums, bureaucracies, artists and publics across a range of geographic settings. The subj...

  • Gender and Sexuality in Greece and RomeANCW40015

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines gender and sexuality in the classical world. Students will engage with ancient primary texts in translation (including texts authored by women) and material culture in order to say anything definite about the ‘real’ lives of women in Greece and Rome. The subject also explore...

  • Indigenous Land ManagementGEOG90019

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    As Australian landscapes continue to degrade under current land management practices, land managers and stake-holders are looking toward alternative and more sustainable land management strategies, such as indigenous land management and traditional knowledge. This subject looks at how indigenous ...