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  • Language and Power in Asian SocietiesASIA10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines the intimate relationship between language and society in the historical and contemporary contexts of three internationally strategic regions: East Asia, insular Southeast Asia, and the Arabic world. It will explore recurring themes such as the relationship of language to po...

  • Asian Century: Meaning and ImpactASIA10002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The emergence of Asia as a global economic force has instigated the discourse of the ‘Asian Century’ in international media and policy papers. This subject will examine to what extent this discourse is in line with developments in the real world, in whose interests the discourse is being used, an...

  • Indonesian Politics and SocietyASIA20005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This unit addresses the politics of modern Indonesia in relation to broader social developments and the changing global context. Students will learn about the evolution of Indonesian politics from the early post-colonial period, through to the authoritarian New Order and the current democratic er...

  • Contemporary KoreaASIA20006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who are new to Korean studies. It covers a broad range of contemporary Korean affairs, including history, philosophy, politics, security, economy and socio-cultural issues since its independence from Japan in 1945. Each lecture will introduce one thematic iss...

  • 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...

  • 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


    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...

  • Art History Thesis Part 2AHIS40024

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to AHIS40023 Art History Thesis Part 1 for details.

  • 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) ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Management in Development BDEVT90043


    This subject combines the theory and practice of work in the development and humanitarian sectors. The subject will assist students to broaden their understanding of real-world processes and practices in the sector, and update their knowledge of current debates amongst development theorists and p...