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  • Historical EpistemologyHPSC40016

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Questions about the dynamics of scientific change have long been central to both the history and philosophy of science. Yet historians and philosophers have traditionally had very different aims and different perspectives. On the one hand, historians have tended to see science as a cultural activ...

  • Forensic Science & the Law: A Case StudyHPSC30036

    Offered:JulyYear:2019

    In England, between 1750 and 1914, scientific testimony increasingly became a feature of the law. In particular, the scope given to the expert witness shaped the development of the common law. The forensic sciences, in general, became a tool for identifying the criminal, while forensic psychiatry...

  • Sex in ScienceHPSC20023

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Biological sex is both fundamental to reproduction and, in humans, the basis of the primary social category of gender, making it both an important and politically charged variable in scientific research across the biological and social sciences. In this subject, students will explore fundamental ...

  • Darwinism: Evolution & RevolutionHPSC20001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1859), is regarded as one of the most monumental events in the history of science. At a swoop, Darwin transformed our understanding of the relationship between life and the environment, while at the same time putting forward a solutio...

  • From Plato to EinsteinHPSC10001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject, we embark on a fascinating journey through the history of Western science, exploring changing ideas about the physical world beginning with the birth of natural philosophy in ancient Greece in the sixth century BC until the present day. The subject traces the dominance of Aristot...

  • Debating Science in SocietyHPSC10003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The university is not just a place to learn facts, it is also a place of argument, where ideas are contested. In this subject students will attend debates conducted by academics arguing about some of the most important issues in contemporary science and society. The subject places scientific deba...

  • Electricity: An Experimental HistoryHPSC20022

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will study the early history of electricity between 1730 and 1830 by replicating historical experiments. Today, electricity is ubiquitous, modern society relies on it. Electricity is also considered to be dangerous. During the 18th century electricity was regarded in a very different...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Latin 3CLAS20029

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who commenced the Latin stream with no prior knowledge of the language and have completed Latin 1 and Latin 2, Intensive Beginners Latin, or equivalent. Students examine Roman rhetorical practice through the study of an oratorical text, such as a speech of Ci...

  • Latin 6CLAS20026

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who commenced the Latin stream with some previous knowledge of Latin (VCE level or equivalent) and have completed Latin 5. Students examine the genre of lyric poetry through study of the Odes of Horace. The subject will address the key elements of lyric style...

  • Ancient Greek 4CLAS10021

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students with some previous knowledge of Ancient Greek (VCE level or equivalent) and who preferably have completed Ancient Greek 3. Students translate and discuss the interpretation of a selected work of Greek poetry (Homeric epic). In tutorials, further work is under...

  • Classics Thesis Part 1CLAS40036

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    An approved thesis topic selected in consultation with the fourth-year coordinator. The thesis is taken across two consecutive semesters, and is the result of the student’s own independent research.

  • Postcolonial Visual ArtAHIS40006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject focuses on contemporary cross-cultural visual art in relation to its colonial heritage. Responses to the colonial archive are a significant current in late 20th and early 21st century culture. In many different contexts and in a range of visual media (film, photography and painting) ...