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  • The Artist's BodyAHIS40007

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject focuses on contemporary artists' redefinitions of the body and work and, by extension, redefinitions of the artist and the artwork. Students will be introduced to contemporary theories of the body, artistic identity, and artistic authorship through an analysis of changing uses of the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Indigenous Development PerspectivesDEVT90059

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    The challenges faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia are a source of constant debate among policy-makers, NGOs, commentators and First Nations peoples themselves. This fieldwork intensive subject for the Masters of Development Studies explores contentions around devel...

  • 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, ...

  • Migration and People MovementAUST90008

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    International migration is one of the major challenges of the twenty-first century, with the task of formulating workable approaches to migration remaining a challenge for the community and government. This subject provides students with an advanced introduction to migration and people movement a...

  • Europe and Asia: Competing Hegemons?POLS90017

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject focuses on contemporary debates in EU-East Asia relations, introducing students to concepts of regional integration and providing them with an understanding of inter-regionalism. It examines the EU's political agenda in developing a close relationship with East Asia, with a particula...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Understanding the Gulf StatesISLM90015

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This dynamic and interdisciplinary subject adopts an industry and policy-orientated approach to analysing the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states that will be of considerable benefit to students keen to internationalise their learning. ‘Understanding the Gulf States’ combines the academic exper...

  • British Art and Sensibility at the NGVAHIS90010

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The course will be taught by Professor Jeanette Hoorn and Mr Hugh Belsey in situ at the National Gallery of Victoria. We will focus upon the eighteenth century collection of British painting held by the gallery. With the emergence of science and the development of a complex market in the cities o...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Indigenous Photography, New Media, FilmAHIS40002

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject responds to the growing body of work produced by contemporary Indigenous artists who use photography, computer-generated new media and film to engage audiences and address issues. It introduces students to the history of representation of Indigenous peoples in Australia by presenting...

  • Issues in BioethicsPHIL90025

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject explores ethical issues raised by current practices in medicine and by future developments in biotechnology and genetics. Among the issues that will be investigated are: controversial choices in medicine; abortion; euthanasia, assisted suicide and infanticide; in vitro fertilisation;...