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  • Modern Chinese LiteratureCHIN30010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines developments in modern Chinese literature from the Literary Revolution to the present with a focus on the contemporary period. Students will be encouraged to use digital technologies to facilitate reading comprehension in Chinese. By the end of the subject students should be...

  • New Caledonia in the 21st CenturyFREN30019

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019

    This course, which includes an intensive in-country component, will explore the history, politics and socio-cultural context of New Caledonia as it transitions towards possible independence from France through a series of referenda between 2014 and 2018. This will be achieved by examining the eve...

  • Romanticism to Decadence: French NovelsFREN30005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students will study a selection of novels from the 19th century, analysing their narrative structures, and developing an awareness of their social and political contexts. Various theories of narrative will be used to facilitate an understanding of the evolution of the French novel...

  • French 6FREN20002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject offers high-level French students a course in advanced conversation structure and analysis. It will build on the linguistic and cultural competences acquired in previous levels to develop greater awareness of how the historical, intercultural, political and social aspects of language...

  • Japanese Thesis Part 1JAPN40008

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will be required to write a thesis of 15,000 words on a topic approved by the supervisor. They will also be required to present a seminar paper on the results of their research.

  • Graduate Japanese BJAPN90003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This is a language subject for graduate students in Japanese. The level of study, content, and assessment in the subject will be determined by the Coordinator after placement testing and/or consultation with the students. Students will either be placed in an appropriate stream of language study; ...

  • Honours Japanese BJAPN40002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This is a continuation of the first semester advanced language subject for honours students in Japanese. The level of study, content, and assessment in the subject will be determined by the subject coordinator after placement testing. 

  • Variation in Japanese LanguageJAPN10010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The diversity of language within Japanese, be it phonetical, lexical, morphological, grammatical and strategical, exist according to the speaker’s gender, age, hometown and type of communication one is engaged in. To ensure successful communication in Japanese, one must learn not only the ‘standa...

  • Japanese 8JAPN10006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who have completed Japanese 7 and can recognise around 800 kanji characters, or those who have similar experience. It will enhance students’ academic literacy skills to conduct in-depth research related to Japan/Japanese. Students will establish advanced Japa...

  • Japanese through the MediaJAPN30004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject focuses on key social and political issues that are part of the public discourse in the media in Japan and Australia. These may include topics such as Japan’s aging society, education and language policies, gender equality, disaster relief and recovery, youth issues and fads/fashions...

  • Japanese Through the MediaJAPN20018

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject focuses on key social and political issues that are part of the public discourse in the media in Japan and Australia. These may include topics such as Japan’s aging society, education and language policies, gender equality, disaster relief and recovery, youth issues and fads/fashions...

  • Japanese 7JAPN10005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who have completed Japanese 6 and can recognise around 600 kanji characters, or those who have similar experience. This subject will enhance students’ academic literacy skills to conduct research related to Japan/Japanese. Students will establish advanced Jap...

  • Japanese Grammar in ActionJAPN30013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to advance learners' Japanese acquisition with a focus on the grammatical aspects of the Japanese language. The subject asks students to re-think the rules they were taught at earlier stages of their Japanese learning in terms of how they function in real Japanese conversation a...

  • Japanese 6JAPN10004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is for students who have completed Japanese 5 or those who have basic language skills and knowledge of Japan and can recognise around 500 kanji characters, or those who have equivalent experience in Japanese. This subject provides a preparation for students to engage in academic rese...

  • Japanese Through TranslationJAPN30003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces advanced learners of Japanese to two interrelated, but different, areas of language study: translation and interpreting. It provides the students with opportunities to understand and gain knowledge necessary for interpreting and translating. It involves the practice of int...

  • French and Francophone Cultural StudiesFREN20016

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to consolidate and enhance the overall language competencies that students from the beginner and intermediate streams have previously acquired in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will be introduced to the rich history and diversity of the Francophonie, and invi...

  • French 5FREN20001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    What does it mean to be French in the 21st century? Why should this question be asked? The program will explore the controversies concerning French unity that are currently taking place in France, not only in political terms but primarily as a conception of language and culture. The background to...

  • French 5FREN10006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    What does it mean to be French in the 21st century? Why should this question be asked? The program will explore the controversies concerning French unity that are currently taking place in France, not only in political terms but primarily as a conception of language and culture. The background to...

  • In the Heart of the Loire ValleyFREN30018

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    This intensive three week online subject will focus on one of the most creative times of French history, albeit one of the most turbulent, the Renaissance. With a series of lectures and detailed virtual site visits, this subject will examine some of the most striking examples of French Renaissanc...

  • French 3FREN20015

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will build on the grammatical, lexical and cultural knowledge and the oral skills acquired in French 1 and 2. The course also stresses the productive aspect of language use in practical situations by means of regular small-group activities. In terms of cultural knowledge, students wi...