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  • Politics and Business in post-Mao ChinaPOLS90013

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Over the past two decades, the role of the Chinese state in the country"s economic development has changed considerably. The state planning agencies no longer decide what and how much should the country"s enterprises produce. Many of the old and inefficient state-owned enterprises have been trans...

  • Coastal Landforms and ManagementGEOG90024

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject provides a detailed understanding about the dynamics of coastal landforms, the processes driving change and the impact on human occupation of the coastal zone. The coast is one of the most intensively utilised landscapes worldwide and Australia is no exception. Population densities a...

  • Geopolitics & DevelopmentDEVT20003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines the ways in which geopolitical thought shapes practices of war, peace and development, and the ways in which these are interrelated. States shape their security and development policies according to their understanding of the geography of the world and other states. It is th...

  • Critical Approaches to Social PolicyPOLS90052

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This PhD elective will introduce critical approaches to the construction and analysis of social policy with particular focus on the developing world, but with relevance to the developed world. The dominant, linear approach to policy as a sequence of ‘design, planning, implementation, and evaluati...

  • Activism, Selves and HistoriesAIND40003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will investigate social and political processes intended to lead to the achievement of emancipatory goals. Specific Australian social movements and histories related to Aboriginal empowerment and social amelioration will be contextualised within theoretical frameworks including postc...

  • Changing Labour Markets and InequalitiesSOCI90019

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Labour markets have undergone substantial changes over the past decades. Trends of globalization, de-industrialization, increasing (youth) unemployment, changing gender roles and demographic ageing have transformed substantially the nature of employment relationships and work in advanced economie...

  • Histories and Theories of ConservationAHIS40015

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will include an analysis of the conservation issues in the preservation of ancient archaeological sites, the emergence of the professional painter restorers, art restoration controversies such as the Sistine Ceiling, 19th century criticism by John Ruskin and Viollet-Le-Duc on how Got...

  • Working in First Nations ContextsARTS90019

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will investigate the range of protocols relevant to researching Indigenous, Islander and First Nations histories, societies and cultures. Examining diverse settings, including Australia, the Pacific and North America, this subject will assist postgraduate students in developing ethic...

  • Reason and Revelation in IslamISLM90011

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Students will be familiar with the rich heritage of Muslim Theology and philosophy. They will explore the development of Islamic theology and philosophy from the early period of Islamic history. At the beginning this subject will examine the rise of theological schools and their contributions to ...

  • Relationships in ModernitySOTH40001

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    In this subject, notions of "social solidarity", "collective memory", "emotion", and "morality" will be used to critically explore some features of relationships in modernity. Focusing on the lived experience of modernity, the course will examine what kinds of kinships, emotional states, ethical ...

  • TimePHIL90042

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Does any moment other than the present exist?  Are all moments of time (past, present, and future) equally real or are some moments privileged?  Does special relativity constrain the views of time that it is reasonable to endorse?  How does the way we experience time (both as individuals and as m...

  • ASEAN and Southeast Asian RegionalismPOLS90044

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject focuses on Southeast Asian regionalism, with a particular focus on ASEAN. It will explore the dynamics of regionalism, asking questions such as: Why do states create regional organisations? How do those organisations shape the interaction of various actors (states, non-state actors, ...

  • Gender in International RelationsPOLS90060

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject explores the influence of gender in (and on) international relations. In particular, this subject examines how gender is implicated in the construction of international relations, how this affects the behaviour of actors in international affairs, their positions vis-à-vis one another...

  • Experiencing Foodscapes: Italy & SpainEURO30007

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Italy and Spain are undoubtedly the culinary epicentres of Southern Europe with food cultures that have intersected repeatedly since Ancient times. In this two-week intensive in-country subject students will learn about the centrality of eating to Italian and Spanish ways of life and consider the...

  • Race and Ethnic PoliticsPOLS30036

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines race and ethnicity’s interaction with governing institutions, political parties, courts, social movements and political processes. It brings together several approaches to politics – historical institutionalism, behavioralism, policy analysis, comparative studies, and normat...

  • Australian Politics in the Long RunPOLS30007

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is an opportunity to study Australian politics over historical time, by examining points of crisis and conflict in our history, as well as by assessing the apparent resilience of our political structures. Wars and economic crises send shudders through political systems, but ours has ...

  • Australia in the WorldHIST20070

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    What is Australia’s place in the world? Has it shifted over time? If so, how? And why? This subject seeks answers to these questions. If offers a broad overview of Australia’s place in the world in the twentieth century. The subject will be of interest not only to students drawn to Australian his...

  • Sex, Gender and PowerGEND20001

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject offers an in depth look at questions of gender, sex and sexuality exploring recent histories of feminist, queer, affect and transgender theory. This course considers how notions of power have changed in relation to understanding gender and sexuality, from structural understandings of...

  • European ModernismEURO20002

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    European modernism refers to a wide range of experimental and avant-garde trends in literature and arts at the end of the 19th and early 20th century and has proven a major influence on current (Western) literature, film and the arts. This course introduces students to key themes of modernist lit...

  • Visiting Scholar: Classics and Arch AANCW90003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will be taught by a Visiting Scholar in an area of their expertise. It will provide graduate-level engagement with contemporary work in the student's own or cognate disciplines. A subject description and any preliminary reading will be available by the beginning of the academic year ...