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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...

  • 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...

  • HPS Thesis Part 2HPSC40019

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to HPSC40018 HPS Thesis Part 1 for details.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Human Rights in Southeast AsiaASIA90001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This seminar will focus on human rights and its critics from a historical and comparative perspective. We will explore the factors that have given rise to radically different conception of rights and justice (i.e. political, economic, cultural, religious, ideological) and look at their implementa...

  • China and the EnvironmentASIA90016

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to the key environmental challenges in contemporary China and to China’s environmental governance. The subject is structured around four topics: water resources, land resources, air pollution, and energy and climate change. For each of these topics lectures a...

  • Contemporary ChinaASIA90017

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides a broad-based overview of contemporary China, exploring key features of the country's increasingly complex and dynamic society. Topics covered include the economy, environmental challenges, political processes, cultural change, civil society, and China’s engagement with the ...

  • Corruption in AsiaASIA30004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Corruption is widely considered to be a major obstacle to sustainable economic and social development in Asia. This subject examines the notion of corruption and the analytical frameworks that scholars, policy-makers and activists have used to understand it. It also analyses the nature, magnitude...

  • Media and Urban Culture in AsiaASIA20001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines the media in Asian contexts. It will focus on the role of the media in creating and representing politics, social movements, popular expression and economic development. Students will develop an understanding of the interplay between the media and the dramatic changes that h...

  • Seminars in Languages and Linguistics BEURO40003

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    A program of advanced seminars on a current topic in language and cultural studies and/or linguistics and applied linguistics. The topic studied will vary from year to year depending on the availability of staff. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of the particular topic under consideration...

  • Seminars in Languages and Linguistics AEURO40002

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    A program of advanced seminars on a current topic in language and cultural studies and/or linguistics and applied linguistics. The topic studied will vary from year to year depending on the availability of staff. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of the particular topic under consideration...

  • Europe and its OthersEURO30005

    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...

  • A Taste of Europe: Melbourne IntensiveEURO20007

    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

    Offered:JulyYear:2019

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...