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  • Researching Media and CultureARTS90013

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This workshop series will examine media culture(s), focusing on how the social sciences and Humanities deal with culture, including cultural production, forms and practices, across the axes of time and space, and incorporating both the virtual and the material dimensions. Together we will examine...

  • Industry ProjectARTS30001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will provide students the opportunity to gain extended industry experience through project work. Students will engage with industry collaborators and asked to manage real concept proposals. They will work in teams to recommend potential avenues for improvement, refinement or evaluati...

  • 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...

  • Contemporary Challenges and IslamISLM30017

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This is the capstone unit for the Islamic Studies major. It provides students with the opportunity to critically reflect upon the major through an engagement with key themes studied. This is achieved through a detailed exploration of contemporary challenges and the Islamic world's responses. The...

  • Social Research and Reflexive WritingARTS90002

    Offered:AprilYear:2019

    This subject will cover the following topics: 1) Writing evidence: How does one write about the acquisition and accumulation of data? What are social and cultural realities? How crucial are notions of subjectivity, experience, enmeshment and perspective in making the social and the cultural diff...

  • Researching TextsARTS90009

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This fortnightly workshop will be structured around six key thematic categories that shape research in the text-based humanities: text; reading; author; archive; context; value. These themes will be engaged as the vital building blocks of a research project in literary or performance studies. The...

  • Islamic Studies Thesis Part 1ISLM40011

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will be required to write a thesis of 15,000 words on a topic approved by the supervisor.  

  • The Power of Ideas: Ten Great BooksARTS90004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Great books teach us how to describe experience, how to evaluate it, and how to imagine its liberating transformation. They deepen our engagement with critical traditions of thought that extend back through time and, by doing this, they enable us to better understand and address key issues facing...

  • Research Ethics in & beyond the AcademyARTS90022

    Offered:JulyYear:2019

    Using a case study approach and in-class debates, the subject takes a critical approach to research ethics, and opens up challenging areas of research conduct. Concepts such as an ethics of care, relational ethics and power relations arising within or created by a research project will be examine...

  • Topics in Arabic & Islamic StudiesISLM40001

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject involves a series of seminar presentations and discussions on a topic or topics of contemporary or special interest in Arabic and Islamic Studies. Topics will vary from year to year, depending on current events and the interests of the particular cohort of students. Where appropriate...

  • The Qur'an: An IntroductionISLM20003

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019

    This subject is an introduction, in English translation, to the most important text of Islam, the Qur'an, which Muslims regard as the primary source of Islam. Students will study: the origins of the Qur'an, its overall structure and content, major themes, approaches to its interpretation, and its...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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 ...

  • Gender Studies Research MethodsGEND40005

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019

    This subject introduces students to research methods and research skills for planning, researching and writing a thesis in Gender Studies. Gender Studies is a uniquely transdisciplinary field, incorporating critical work on topics relating to gender, sexuality and feminisms from across multiple d...

  • Gender and Development Thesis Part 1GEND90011

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students enrolled in this subject will undertake a piece of research in Gender and Development approved by the course coordinator. The research will incorporate an analysis of relevant development theory and practice through the gendered lens. Under the close guidance of a dedicated supervisor, s...

  • Shorter Thesis - Gender StudiesGEND70001

    Offered:Time-based ResearchYear:2019

    The masters program allows students to combine coursework with extensive independent research in gender studies. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. Candidates may advanc...

  • Gender Studies Thesis Part 1GEND40006

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    A research topic will be selected in consultation with the allocated supervisor. Enrolment in the thesis is across two consecutive semesters and students must enrol in the subject in each semester to ensure they are meeting the full 50-point requirement for this yearlong subject. Students are exp...

  • Sex, Gender and Culture: An IntroductionGEND10001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The world is gendered - but what is gender? We know gender is fundamental to the way in which we see ourselves and others, and how our communities and institutions are organised, but why? Why do gender norms and stereotypes emerge? What effects do they have on our lives? Drawing on feminist and q...