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  • Preventive ConservationCUMC90029


    This subject examines the physical and chemical causes of deterioration of cultural material, and considers how these can be effectively mitigated. Areas of study include the ten agents of deterioration that include light, incorrect relative humidities, incorrect temperature, physical stresses, b...



    In this subject students explore issues relating to the preservation of culture. Students engage with individual guest lecturers who have extraordinary or senior cultural expertise and knowledge, and who lead students through the complexity of issues relating to context, disruption, authenticity,...

  • Digital Cultural ConservationCUMC90022


    Community outreach programs and knowledge sharing principles are central to new cultural conservation practices. This subject will introduce the role of digital cultural conservation in the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of communities. Aspects of this field will be explored, including k...

  • Translation and CommunicationTRAN90021

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject focuses on issues of translation and on interpreting as an act of communication in a multicultural world. It examines the communicative nature of the translating task and the possibilities, challenges and constraints of a translator/interpreter as an intercultural mediator and facili...

  • Specialised TranslationTRAN90003

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will be trained in specialised fields of English-Chinese translation in this subject. They will choose to work in two of the following specialisations: business & commerce, journalistic writing; public & government; political speeches; and literary writing. Through lectures and d...

  • Translation InternshipTRAN90010

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will enable students to undertake approximately 340 hours of professional work experience at an industry partner’s premise. Students should only be enrolled in the subject if they have secured professional work placement which has been approved by the subject coordinator. Upon comple...

  • Translation Studies Thesis Part 1TRAN90012

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    A text of 12,000 words comprising a research project or commented translation approved by the coordinator or supervisor. Students should contact their subject coordinator in the first week of semester regarding a topic and appointing a supervisor.

  • Spanish-English Translation 1TRAN90014

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the basic principles and practice of written translation into English using a professional translation-memory tool. Students will learn to apply contrastive grammar and grounded discourse analysis in order to identify and resolve translation problems by using a...

  • Translation Industry ProjectTRAN90022

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject places students in a professional translation environment, whereby students work on team-based translation projects that require them to integrate their linguistic, technical and collaborative skills, and to experience the variety of roles in professional translation such as client, ...

  • English-Spanish Translation 2TRAN90017

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject builds on basic contrastive grammar and discourse analysis to tackle a range of translation problems involving different translation purposes, media, and technologies (translation memories, post-editing, terminology, quality control). A key part of the learning process will be coordi...

  • Translation Theory and PracticeTRAN90001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will be introduced to basic principles of translation, examining key linguistic and cultural aspects. Through practical translation exercises, students will develop awareness of linguistic and cultural contrasts between languages. Specific seminars deal with the main translation theories...

  • Translation Studies WorkshopTRAN90011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students will be introduced to the major theoretical and methodological approaches for analysing and evaluating translations. Through seminars, class discussions and readings, students will gain insight into the central issues in translation studies. The focus is on building the k...

  • Cultural Policy and PowerCULS40001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to cultural policy studies as a distinct domain of cultural studies. It examines the stakes involved in defining and operating within cultural policy studies by working through the characterisations of creative industries, cultural practices, cultural politics and...

  • Cultural Studies NowCULS40011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will introduce students to the current state of the discipline of Cultural Studies. Students will be oriented in relation to the major theoretical traditions, methodological approaches, empirical and political pre-occupations, and national traditions in cultural studies. We will do t...

  • Doing Media EthnographyCULS90010


    Ethnography — the descriptive and long-term study of peoples and their communities — is one of the most challenging, and rewarding, approaches to media research. This elective will help students interested in ethnography to engage with the key conceptual and practical issues found when using it a...

  • City CulturesCULS30003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to a variety of ways in which city cultures have defined and articulated popular culture and critical social theory. Students will be introduced to contemporary urban narratives of places and spaces through a focus on city cultures, from Melbourne, New York, ...

  • Asian Cinema and MediaCULS30002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject focuses on contemporary Asian cinema and media with a special emphasis on their transnational aspects. Students will encounter examples mainly from cinema (both popular and 'art' film), but the subject also engages with other forms of media culture like television, computer games, mu...

  • Journalism InternshipJOUR90003

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students enrolled in this subject will be matched individually by the Subject Coordinator to a media organisation suited to the student's interests, ambitions and skills, for a 20 day ( or FTE) placement as an intern. Subject Coordinator will liaise with workplace mentor/supervisor to ensure stud...

  • International Traditions in JournalismJOUR90021

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines the practice of professional journalism and its traditions across a variety of international contexts. Students will compare and contrast the intellectual and historical traditions behind the development of contemporary journalism practice in places including Australia, Euro...

  • Data JournalismJOUR90011

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    This unit will explore the practice and theoretical underpinnings of data journalism, whereby news content is organized around structured pieces of data, as opposed to conventionally structured news stories. Students will learn how to access key public databases, extract stories from them, and ma...