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  • 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...

  • Inclusive Policy DevelopmentSOCI90012

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This unit of study will provide students with an introduction to contemporary approaches to the development and evaluation of social policy. In particular, it will enable students to explore ways of involving those whose lives are to be affected by social policy, in the formulation, implementatio...

  • 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...

  • Social Policy: Special Topics ASOCI90020

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Special Topic: Survey Research Methods This subject will give practical tips and hands-on experience for designing and implementing social surveys, for both academic purposes and the public/business sector. The structure of the subject will parallel the steps taken when executing a survey: compa...

  • Sociology InternshipSOCI30005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    In this subject a student, under academic supervision, undertakes a sociological research project or prepares a portfolio of work in an organisation outside the university, such as a trade union, social movement, women's organisation, social service provider, government or non-government organisa...

  • 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...

  • Sociology of 'Race' and EthnicitiesSOCI30014

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides a sociological examination of the racialized underpinnings of Australian society. Focusing on how social forces such as colonisation, dispossession and the White Australia Policy have shaped understandings of racial difference, the subject will be concerned with the specific...

  • 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...

  • Gender Diversity in the WorkplaceGEND30005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will examine the following questions: what exactly do we mean by gender diversity, who do current ideas include or exclude, why and when is it important, and how should we try to achieve it? The what, why and how of gender diversity are fundamental questions relating to organization...

  • Families, Relationships and SocietySOCI20018

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to students to the sociology of family life.  The subject will start with a broad focus covering key theoretical perspectives on the family and personal life and examining the political and cultural context of family life.  A key theme of the subject will be to id...

  • Migration and DevelopmentANTH90004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Migration is one of the most significant drivers of social change in the developing world. The objective of this subject is to examine key issues and debates around the migration - development nexus, drawing on conceptual, theoretical, and empirical studies in human geography, anthropology, socio...

  • Anthropology Thesis Part 1ANTH40009

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    An independent research project on a topic to be approved by the Anthropology Honours/Graduate Diploma (Advanced) Program coordinator, under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.

  • Anthropology & Social Theory ThesisANTH40007

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    An independent research project on a topic to be approved by the course coordinator and under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.

  • Critical Anthropological TheoryANTH40011

    Offered:AugustYear:2019

    While ethnography as method is the most distinguishing feature of anthropology, ethnographic practice has always taken place in continual conversation with theory. Just as theoretical and philosophical considerations sometimes guide and generate particular ethnographic orientations and issues, so...

  • Fieldwork: Anthropology in PracticeANTH20014

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Ethnographic research enables us to grasp the complexity and diversity of human experience. This subject provides an invaluable opportunity for students early in their studies of anthropology and related fields to undertake hands-on research in field sites close to home. In 2019, we will focus on...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Researching IdeasARTS90012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to cutting edge research in four core areas of philosophy: (1) practical philosophy; (2) metaphysics and epistemology; (3) logic, philosophy of language and mind; (4) the history of philosophy. In most sessions, the seminar will be organized around work presented ...