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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Introduction to European Critical TheoryEURO40001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to the central topics and problems raised in European Critical Theory in the period from 1968-2000. It aims not merely to introduce the concepts, but to demonstrate how these concepts can be operationalised in methods of analysis. The topics to be considered ...

  • Memory & Memoirs of 20th Century EuropeEURO30002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The eye-witness account and the personal memoir offer powerful ways of exploring the human legacy of overwhelming historical events on individual lives. But how do literary genres like the memoir and autobiography manage to speak about unspeakable topics, how do they represent the unrepresentable...

  • Memory & Memoirs of 20th Century EuropeEURO20003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The eye-witness account and the personal memoir offer powerful ways of exploring the human legacy of overwhelming historical events on individual lives. But how do literary genres like the memoir and autobiography manage to speak about unspeakable topics, how do they represent the unrepresentable...

  • Research in Ancient World StudiesANCW40014

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject supports the development of the skills and knowledge required to undertake research in the field of Ancient world Studies. Students will investigate current issues, tools and methodologies in the field, and work on formulating and presenting a research project related to their thesis...

  • Euripides, Seneca, and MythmakingANCW40001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will read, in English translation, selected plays by Euripides (the 5th century BCE Athenian playwright) and Seneca (the 1st century CE Roman writer and tutor of the Emperor Nero). The subject introduces students to methods of interpreting tragedy, in particular how Euripides and Seneca ...

  • Ancient Egyptian 1ANCW10006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Ancient Egyptian writing or language. It introduces students to the writing and grammar of Ancient Egyptian through word formation, sentence formation, transliteration and translation, and the reading of simple hieroglyphic texts...

  • Ancient Egyptian 4ANCW20024

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who have completed Ancient Egyptian 3. In this subject, final work is undertaken on writing, grammar and syntax to revise, consolidate and complete students' knowledge of the language and its complex script, with the aim of enabling students to translate Egyp...

  • Historical EpistemologyHPSC40016

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Questions about the dynamics of scientific change have long been central to both the history and philosophy of science. Yet historians and philosophers have traditionally had very different aims and different perspectives. On the one hand, historians have tended to see science as a cultural activ...

  • Forensic Science & the Law: A Case StudyHPSC30036

    Offered:JulyYear:2019

    In England, between 1750 and 1914, scientific testimony increasingly became a feature of the law. In particular, the scope given to the expert witness shaped the development of the common law. The forensic sciences, in general, became a tool for identifying the criminal, while forensic psychiatry...

  • Sex in ScienceHPSC20023

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Biological sex is both fundamental to reproduction and, in humans, the basis of the primary social category of gender, making it both an important and politically charged variable in scientific research across the biological and social sciences. In this subject, students will explore fundamental ...

  • Darwinism: Evolution & RevolutionHPSC20001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1859), is regarded as one of the most monumental events in the history of science. At a swoop, Darwin transformed our understanding of the relationship between life and the environment, while at the same time putting forward a solutio...

  • HPS Thesis Part 2HPSC40019

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to HPSC40018 HPS Thesis Part 1 for details.

  • Scientific Practice and Human InquiryHPSC30035

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    One of the central insights to emerge from Thomas Kuhn’s landmark work, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, was the importance of attending to what scientists do, rather than simply what scientists believe. A new generation of scholars after Kuhn increasingly tuned their attention to scienti...

  • Technology & Contemporary LifeHPSC20009

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In this subject students will study a variety of contemporary and future technologies, and will examine the implications of these technologies for society, and for daily life. Topics covered include techno-utopian and dystopian visions; ethics and biomedical technologies; cybernetics, cyberspace,...