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  • Islamic Studies Thesis Part 2ISLM40012

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to ISLM40011 Islamic Studies Thesis Part 1 for details.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Asian Studies Thesis Part 2ASIA40005

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to ASIA40004 Asian Studies Thesis Part 1 for details.

  • 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...

  • HPS Thesis Part 2HPSC40019

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to HPSC40018 HPS Thesis Part 1 for details.

  • 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,...

  • Astronomy in World HistoryHPSC20015

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    In many cultures the study of celestial phenomena has taken a central role in the attempts to understand the world they lived in. The apparent regularity of sun, moon and stars enabled observers to formulate rules for the behaviour of celestial bodies and infer various conclusions from these rule...

  • 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...

  • Magic, Reason, New Worlds, 1450-1750HPSC30034

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is a history of the intellectual, social, political and economic processes that produced the 'modern world' of the late eighteenth century. With a focus that is global rather than local, the subject deals with the European encounter with other parts of the world and the way encounter...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Gender in Cross-Cultural PerspectiveGEND40003

    Offered:MarchYear:2019

    This subject surveys recent developments in feminist theory and feminist methodology within a cross-cultural context. It explores issues involved in present-day debates about feminist epistemology and knowledge, including debates surrounding the relationship between western and other feminisms, t...

  • 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...

  • Gender Studies Thesis Part 2GEND40007

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to GEND40006 Gender Studies Thesis Part 1 for details.

  • 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-...

  • 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 ...