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  • Structure and Agency in Everyday LifeANTH90005


    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...

  • Aboriginal Art in the Northern TerritoryAHIS40016

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject is taught in Alice Springs and Darwin with visits to artistically significant Aboriginal communities. Emphasising Indigenous ownership of cultural knowledge, students will consider the history and development of Aboriginal art in the Northern Territory and the specific social, econom...

  • 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...

  • Explanation and UnderstandingANTH40012


    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-...

  • Art History Thesis Part 2AHIS40024

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to AHIS40023 Art History Thesis Part 1 for details.

  • Modern Art: The Politics of the NewAHIS10002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores a selection of artists, movements and themes in art from the late 19th century to the present day. It will examine such topics as cross-cultural interaction and its impact on art, the advent of new artistic techniques including photography and installation art, the depiction...

  • Contemporary ArtAHIS30020

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines international contemporary artistic practice. Through case studies of specific artworks students will be introduced to the theories that informed, shaped or were employed by critics and curators in recent decades. A broad variety of media will be considered, including painti...

  • 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...

  • Australian ArtAHIS20002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides a scholarly introduction to the history of art in Australia, at the same time incorporating new perspectives, approaches and ideas. It demonstrates ways of interpreting Australian art through its relationship to historical events and contemporary thought. Topics considered w...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ancient Greek 3CLAS10020

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students with some previous knowledge of Ancient Greek (VCE level or equivalent). Students translate and discuss the interpretation of a selected work of a Greek prose genre (e.g., philosophy or history). In tutorials, further work is undertaken on grammar and syntax....

  • Latin 2CLAS10007

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students consolidate the basic elements covered in Latin 1, and are introduced to more complex grammar and syntax. Increasingly difficult literary and dramatic texts are read. Background information on Roman culture is woven into the subject matter throughout the semester. By the ...

  • Intensive Ancient Greek 1CLAS30045

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019

    This subject teaches students to read Ancient Greek. It covers word formation, grammatical concepts, sentence formation and translation, and the reading of simple texts. Students are introduced to Ancient Greek of various styles, media and periods. The aim is for students to acquire the elements ...

  • Ancient Greek 4CLAS20016

    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...