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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Diplomat, Soldier, Spy: The Deep StateANTH20013

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In contemporary societies, few of our activities are anonymous. From paying with credit cards to browsing the internet, an increasing amount of information is stored and processed in the interest of public safety. But who is monitoring these data, and why? Looking at ethnographic and historical a...

  • Self, Culture and SocietyANTH20012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    How is our sense of who we are shaped by society and culture? In what ways do such understandings of personhood vary cross-culturally? This subject addresses these concerns from an anthropological perspective, applying theories of personhood, identity and relatedness to broader topics such as nat...

  • Islamic Studies Thesis Part 2ISLM40012

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to ISLM40011 Islamic Studies Thesis Part 1 for details.

  • Australian Indigenous Studies Thesis Pt1AIND40007

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Topic selected in consultation with coordinator and 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.

  • Ancient and Contemporary Indigenous ArtsAIND10003

    Offered:Summer Term, Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    The student will experience Indigenous Culture, Identity and Arts Practice first hand as they visit remote and urban Victorian Aboriginal communities, art galleries and artists. Fieldwork will comprise a four-night stay at Lake Condah Mission on Gunditjmara country (Heywood and Portland) where st...

  • Key Thinkers and ConceptsAIND20007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will introduce students to key thinkers and concepts in Aboriginal governance, community and cultural activism, Aboriginal advancement, self-determination and social justice. Key Thinkers and Concepts will allow students who have completed the first year MULT10001 Aboriginalities sub...

  • Art and Indigenous VoiceAIND10004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed to give students a solid basis from which to start engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural practice. Utilising both existing and new cultural frameworks, through lectures in cultural safety, traditional beliefs and culture, contemporary histo...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.