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  • Gender in Cross-Cultural PerspectiveGEND40003


    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...

  • Researching ImagesARTS90011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will introduce students to methodologies of researching images and to current issues in the research of images. The subject will be taught through active discussion and joint class readings of extracts from recent significant publications within or cognate to disciplines that work wi...

  • Visiting Scholar: Advanced Seminar AARTS90020

    Offered:May, SeptemberYear: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...

  • Researching Society and CultureARTS90010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject aims to enable students to deepen and broaden their understanding of core and, whether perennial, resurgent or cutting-edge, contemporary concepts in the social sciences. The emphasis is on relating this to students' development of their own and their peers' doctoral theses.

  • Understanding Islam and Muslim SocietiesISLM10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This is an introductory subject that exposes students to the basic and fundamental beliefs and practices that constitute the fabric of the Islamic world. Students will be able to explore relationships and differences between the key teachings of Islam and the customary practices of Muslims. In do...

  • Language and Power in Asian SocietiesASIA10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines the intimate relationship between language and society in the historical and contemporary contexts of three internationally strategic regions: East Asia, insular Southeast Asia, and the Arabic world. It will explore recurring themes such as the relationship of language to po...

  • Europe and its OthersEURO20006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores portrayals and perceptions of perceived “Others” in Europe – such as Jews, Muslims, “gypsies” and refugees - and how they have contributed to European identities in the past and today. Looking at literature, film, philosophy, music, food and popular culture, the subject will...

  • Crisis Zone: Middle Eastern PoliticsISLM20015

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This introductory subject will examine the interplay of external and internal factors in inflaming conflict and tension in the Middle East in the 20th century. It will cover the role of colonial powers, religion, gender politics and foreign actors in a number of case studies: the Arab/Israeli con...

  • Asian Century: Meaning and ImpactASIA10002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The emergence of Asia as a global economic force has instigated the discourse of the ‘Asian Century’ in international media and policy papers. This subject will examine to what extent this discourse is in line with developments in the real world, in whose interests the discourse is being used, an...

  • Contemporary KoreaASIA20006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who are new to Korean studies. It covers a broad range of contemporary Korean affairs, including history, philosophy, politics, security, economy and socio-cultural issues since its independence from Japan in 1945. Each lecture will introduce one thematic iss...

  • Indonesian Politics and SocietyASIA20005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This unit addresses the politics of modern Indonesia in relation to broader social developments and the changing global context. Students will learn about the evolution of Indonesian politics from the early post-colonial period, through to the authoritarian New Order and the current democratic er...

  • EurovisionsEURO10002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to Europe through the prism of its biggest annual media extravaganza, the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). This pan-European event attracts more than 40 participating countries and hundreds of millions of viewers around the world. The ESC offers a rich site for expl...

  • Ethical Traditions in IslamISLM30003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the rich heritage of ethical traditions in Islamic thought. Students will study and critically evaluate the key features and contributions of Muslim theologians, philosophers and Sufis, who attempted to deal with revelation and rationalistic discourse in explor...

  • A Taste of Europe: Melbourne IntensiveEURO30006

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    In this course students learn about a selection of European cuisines and how they have been plated up for consumption in Melbourne. Food and wine are often used to support national and regional identity. In the first part of this course, students will consider the relationship between gastronomy ...

  • Human Rights, Muslims and Islamic LawISLM30019


    The subject explores how a wide range of international human rights norms and values are conceptualised in classical and contemporary Islam and how Muslim thinkers of today are engaged in modern human rights discourses. The subject will consider the implications of conceptualizing human rights un...

  • Arts of East AsiaAHIS20021

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will introduce students to the mediums, genres, and vocabulary of pre-modern Chinese, Japanese, and Korean visual culture. Weekly lectures and tutorials will focus on either a specific medium (ink painting, calligraphy, ceramics, timber frame architecture, urban landscape, gardens) o...

  • Art History Thesis Part 1AHIS40023

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students are required to write a thesis of 15,000 words on a topic approved by the 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 the year-long subject.

  • Contemporary Art in ChinaAHIS40013


    This subject is taught on location in a major art centre (the subject may be taught one year in China, or another year in New York, or in other destinations, as appropriate), using the social, economic, geographical and cultural effects of the art centre as a case study of historical and contempo...

  • History and Philosophy of MuseumsAHIS90005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines the growth of the museum from its origins in the wunderkammer and antiquarian collections of the 16th century to the dynamic and constantly shifting field of possibilities available to museums today. The subject charts the progression of the museum from the private collectio...

  • European Renaissance ArtAHIS20011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject explores the art and culture of Renaissance Europe between 1300 and 1600, with a particular focus on Italy, France, and Spain. This is one of the most pivotal periods in the history of art, when many of our contemporary ideas about art and artists were coming into being. Topics to be ...