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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Structure and Agency in Everyday LifeANTH90005

    Offered:AugustYear:2019

    One of the most important battles in social science theory has been that between “sociocentrism” and “methodological individualism.” Do people act as they do because they are highly motivated individuals, or is the old excuse that “society made me do it” a catch-all explanation? Anthropologists a...

  • Cultural Tourism in Southeast AsiaANTH30017

    Offered:JulyYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject focuses on tourism in Southeast Asia, home to some of the most prominent tourist destinations in the world. Drawing on anthropology theory and ethnographic case studies, the subject assesses the social, cultural and economic impact of tourism in the region, with a particular focus on...

  • The Corporation and the Gig-EconomyANTH30021

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In the age of automation, working means either getting endless, short terms, and precarious “gigs,” or becoming part of massive international corporations. This subject explores the relations and tensions between these two worlds, focusing on recent ethnographic work on the gig-economy and large ...

  • Explanation and UnderstandingANTH40012

    Offered:MarchYear:2019

    The focus of this subject is on the skills entailed in qualitative research projects that seek to understand and explain social and cultural phenomena. It introduces students to various approaches to socio-cultural research and their ethical and methodological implications, particularly in cross-...

  • Diplomat, Soldier, Spy: The Deep StateANTH20013

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In contemporary societies, few of our activities are anonymous. From paying with credit cards to browsing the internet, an increasing amount of information is stored and processed in the interest of public safety. But who is monitoring these data, and why? Looking at ethnographic and historical a...

  • Self, Culture and SocietyANTH20012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    How is our sense of who we are shaped by society and culture? In what ways do such understandings of personhood vary cross-culturally? This subject addresses these concerns from an anthropological perspective, applying theories of personhood, identity and relatedness to broader topics such as nat...

  • Introduction to Action ResearchARTS90003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Action Research (AR) combines the new scholarship of active engagement with social research methods to generate collaborative inquiries, commitment and action. This interdisciplinary graduate course introduces the ways in which researchers and the community and/or industry members collaborate to ...

  • Researching Politics and PolicyARTS90014

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Those students electing to take the Researching Politics and Policy workshop will become familiar with the latest developments – the 'cutting edge' – in major branches of political science and policy theory. The underlying objective is for each student to be better prepared to select the most app...

  • Critical Asian PerspectivesASIA90004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject aims to advance fourth year and postgraduate coursework students' conception of the interdisciplinary field of Asian Studies. Students will deepen their understanding of this field through readings and discussions on societies ranging from Northeast to Southeast Asia to the Middle Ea...

  • 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 ...

  • PhD ResearchASIA80001

    Offered:Time-based ResearchYear:2019

    The PhD thesis demonstrates authority in the candidate's field and shows evidence of command of knowledge in relevant fields. It shows that the candidate has a thorough grasp of the appropriate methodological techniques and an awareness of their limitations. The thesis also makes a distinct contr...

  • Introductory Academic ProgramARTS90006

    Offered:Summer Term, JuneYear:2019

    This subject is a five-week, pre-semester intensive program which offers students the opportunity to consolidate and extend their expertise in critical thinking and academic writing, while supporting their transition to living in Melbourne. Through a range of activities students develop an unders...

  • Intensive Research WorkshopARTS90005

    Offered:AprilYear:2019

    This subject focuses on the common challenges of designing a research project at PhD level. These include framing research questions in the context of the existing research literature, selecting and developing an appropriate and refined research strategy, and clarifying the stages of a research p...

  • Visiting Scholar: Advanced Seminar BARTS90021

    Offered:Semester 2Year: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...

  • Asian Studies Thesis Part 2ASIA40005

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to ASIA40004 Asian Studies Thesis Part 1 for details.

  • Introduction to Language TranslationARTS30002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Translation is not a simple language replacement exercise; it is one of the main ways in which cultures shape political thought, literature, and science. This subject will offer answers to basic questions about how this happens. What are the main solutions available to translators? What goes on i...

  • Asian Religions in Societal ContextASIA30003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject explores the wide variety of Asian religious traditions, from examples of indigenous and folk traditions to analyses of the major world religions originating from Asia. Attention is given to Asian religion’s cosmologies and philosophy of life, their role as a normative foundation of c...

  • Sociology Thesis Part 2SOCI40007

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to SOCI40006 Sociology Thesis Part 1 for details.