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  • Indonesia Rising?ASIA90018

    Offered:Semester 2, NovemberYear:2019

    Indonesia’s emergence as a democratic and decentralized power and Southeast Asia’s only member of the G20 is transforming its relations with its ASEAN neighbours as well as the major regional powers. As a functioning democracy and the largest Muslim nation, Indonesia has a particular position in ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • HPS Thesis Part 1HPSC40018

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    An approved thesis topic selected in consultation with the fourth-year coordinator. The thesis is taken across two consecutive semesters, and is the result of the student’s own independent research.

  • Science, Controversy and Public PolicyHPSC90013

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    From genetic modification to climate change, science seems to be embroiled in an ever-growing number of public controversies. Some of these controversies are international in scope. Others have unfolded in the distinctive environment of Australia’s public policy and research apparatus, sometimes ...

  • God and the Natural SciencesHPSC20020

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Recent popular debates over the relationship between science and religion have too often denegrated into shouted polemics between religious fundamentalists and new atheists. Yet many of the really important historical, philosophical and theological questions call for more careful scholarly attent...

  • LundU: Globalisation and Social PolicySOTH20006

    Offered:MarchYear:2019

    The aim of this course is to analyse and discuss social policy and different social policy systems in a context of globalisation. The course is divided into two parts. In the first part we will introduce some basic concepts and typologies that have been used to characterise different systems of s...

  • Social Inclusion Policy and PracticeSOTH90006

    Offered:MayYear:2019

    Do we live in a Big Society; a social investment state; a socially inclusive society or a global economy? How can we make sense of policy and programs in the context of seemingly ever-changing paradigms and politics? What is the role of social policy in the face of enduring inequalities and new s...

  • 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...

  • Researching Society and CultureARTS90010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject aims to enable students to deepen and broaden their understanding of core and, whether perennial, resurgent or cutting-edge, contemporary concepts in the social sciences. The emphasis is on relating this to students' development of their own and their peers' doctoral theses.

  • Researching ImagesARTS90011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will introduce students to methodologies of researching images and to current issues in the research of images. The subject will be taught through active discussion and joint class readings of extracts from recent significant publications within or cognate to disciplines that work wi...

  • Visiting Scholar: Advanced Seminar AARTS90020

    Offered:May, SeptemberYear:2019

    This subject will be taught by a Visiting Scholar in an area of their expertise. It will provide a graduate-level introduction to an important area of scholarship, including discussion of the visitor’s own work and the scholarly field to which it contributes. The subject will appeal both to stude...

  • 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 ...

  • 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,...

  • Islamic Studies Thesis Part 2ISLM40012

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to ISLM40011 Islamic Studies Thesis Part 1 for details.

  • Gender Studies Reading CourseGEND40002

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is for Gender Studies Honours students only, but is only available in special circumstances and must be organised in advance with the Honours convenor. This subject involves a supervised study of an area of scholarship chosen by the student in consultation with an appointed supervi...

  • Rethinking Rights and Global DevelopmentGEND90007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores the theoretical and political issues surrounding ideas of rights and human rights, with special reference to the development process within the contemporary globalising order. It draws on recent critical feminist and other (re)theorising within a range of disciplines, includ...

  • Gender, Globalisation and DevelopmentGEND90006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines the relationships between gender, globalisation and development, illustrated principally through case studies, policy documents, and ethnographic texts. It also draws theoretical perspectives and insights from a number of social science and humanities disciplines as well. On...