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  • Contemporary Art in ChinaAHIS40013

    Offered:JulyYear:2019

    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...

  • 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 ...

  • Gender Studies Thesis Part 2GEND40007

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to GEND40006 Gender Studies Thesis Part 1 for details.

  • Gender in Cross-Cultural PerspectiveGEND40003

    Offered:MarchYear:2019

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • HPS Thesis Part 2HPSC40019

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to HPSC40018 HPS Thesis Part 1 for details.

  • Social Change Leadership Part 2SOCI90017

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to SOCI90016 Social Change Leadership Part 1

  • Understanding The Life CourseSOCI40003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces a life course approach to social issues. Life course research is a relatively new and innovative approach in the social sciences which has developed in recent decades. It brings back in a time dimension into social research and systematically links social changes on the ma...

  • International MigrationSOCI90010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will examine the impact of international migration on the states, societies, and individuals. Its first segment will address the questions such as why people move and how societies change because of immigration and emigration. The second segment will examine policies concerning multi...

  • Sociology Thesis Part 1SOCI40006

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject involves a supervised thesis of 15,000 words, embodying the results of the student's own research.

  • Technology & Contemporary LifeHPSC20009

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In this subject students will study a variety of contemporary and future technologies, and will examine the implications of these technologies for society, and for daily life. Topics covered include techno-utopian and dystopian visions; ethics and biomedical technologies; cybernetics, cyberspace,...

  • Scientific Practice and Human InquiryHPSC30035

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    One of the central insights to emerge from Thomas Kuhn’s landmark work, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, was the importance of attending to what scientists do, rather than simply what scientists believe. A new generation of scholars after Kuhn increasingly tuned their attention to scienti...

  • Astronomy in World HistoryHPSC20015

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    In many cultures the study of celestial phenomena has taken a central role in the attempts to understand the world they lived in. The apparent regularity of sun, moon and stars enabled observers to formulate rules for the behaviour of celestial bodies and infer various conclusions from these rule...

  • Digital Technology and Social ChangeSOCI30012

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores how digital technology informs everyday life, but also how society informs the design, development, and use of digital technologies. Using key concepts and theories from the Sociology of Technology field, we can examine the role of new Information & Communication technol...

  • Magic, Reason, New Worlds, 1450-1750HPSC30034

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is a history of the intellectual, social, political and economic processes that produced the 'modern world' of the late eighteenth century. With a focus that is global rather than local, the subject deals with the European encounter with other parts of the world and the way encounter...

  • Gender and Development Thesis Part 2GEND90012

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to GEND90011 Gender and Development Thesis for details

  • Sexing the Canvas: Art and GenderGEND20006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    What do pictures want in relation to sex and sexuality? How is art gendered? How do painters use the materiality of oil on canvas to make gendered critiques of the history of art and its cultures? Structured around the rich collections of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), each class will fo...