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  • Food for a Healthy Planet IIIUNIB30010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    Food for a Healthy Planet III is about the many facets of modern food systems and the roles, availability and requirements demanded of food in Australia and internationally. Changing dietary requirements by consumers and changing expectations about the desired characteristics of the products of t...

  • Wines of the WorldUNIB30008

    Offered:February, JulyYear:2018

    The practice of drinking wine, often with matching food, is an important component of social and business interaction in many but not all modern societies. It is a practice that raises conflicting issues relating to its social, economic and health impacts on society. This subject will focus on t...

  • Drugs That Shape SocietyUNIB20008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    Drugs that Shape Society is a compelling story of drugs that provides insight to us as individuals and as a society. Drugs impact our lives in many different ways. Social responses to their use have shaped our laws, the health system, commerce – even foreign policies.In Australia the use of thera...

  • Journalism TodayUNIB30011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    Journalism is an area of key social importance in the contemporary world, and a practical knowledge of journalistic processes is important not only to media practitioners, but in a range of fields where the quality of public communication is of vital significance. This University Breadth subject ...

  • Logic: Language and InformationUNIB10002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    Information is everywhere: in our words and our world, our thoughts and our theories, our devices and our databases. Logic is the study of that information: the features it has, how it's represented, and how we can manipulate it. Learning logic helps you formulate and answer questions about infor...

  • Cultures & Flavours of Latin AmericaUNIB20019

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    Cultures and Flavours of Latin America is a subject designed for students interested in a general cultural introduction to the field of Latin American Studies. In this subject students will learn about the history and politics of Latin American countries, their food, wine production, cultural exp...

  • Global Health, Security & SustainabilityUNIB30002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    "Global health, Security & Sustainability" is a new and exciting subject that explores the root causes of disease, poverty, injustice and inequity that exist in the world today. It will feature eminent speakers from a range of academic disciplines to provide students with diverse approaches ...

  • Going Places - Travelling SmarterUNIB20018

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    Travel is an ambition for many cosmopolitan-minded students, either as part of a study program/exchange or as an independent project. Aimed to enhance any travel experiences, the Going Places – Travelling Smarter subject provides interdisciplinary methods to observe and interpret new environments...

  • Introduction to Climate ChangeUNIB10007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject is an introduction to the major topics in climate change, including the scientific basis of the greenhouse effect, the history of Earth’s climate, energy options, economics and public policy, the effect of climate change on food, water and health, and the national and international l...

  • Climate Change llUNIB20001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    This subject will allow students to further develop their understanding of climate change through a detailed consideration of future mitigation options and adaptation strategies in four areas of critical concern. These areas include (1) energy generation and use, (2) cities and urban development,...

  • Living Longer: A Global DiagnosisUNIB30005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    Since 1800, human life expectancy at birth has doubled globally and tripled in the most favoured nations. This has been a biological and social achievement of great complexity, and no single factor—public health, income, material resources, medical knowledge, technology, individual behaviour, soc...

  • Sex, Race, Species and Social JusticeUNIB30007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject will investigate how gender, sex and race influence the operation of social justice in everyday life. It will also introduce the new area of justice for other species alongside the human. We begin by examining the origins of the concept of social justice in classical texts such as Pl...

  • Internet Meets SocietyUNIB10005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    The Internet is now a familiar part of everyday life. But what exactly is the Internet? What is it used for and how is it implicated in the transformation of society, culture, community and our daily lives? This subject examines these and other critical questions in exploring the complex interpla...

  • Food For a Healthy Planet IIUNIB20014

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject will use a variety of delivery tools including in-class lecture, case analysis, problems, invited expert seminars etc. This will include modules on science, health, economics, politics & law, social issues relating to food and food security. The primary aim in this year is to eng...

  • Climate Change III: Responding to ChangeUNIB30003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    This final subject of the climate change breadth sequence will provide a capstone and integrated assessment experience related to this climate change mitigation, impact assessment or adaptation. A key part of this subject is a project on an applied problem that may be undertaken with a partner su...

  • The Secret Life of the Body 1UNIB10011

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    Ever thought about how we actually see, hear, taste, smell and touch? How do musicians, dancers, artists, athletes, martial artists and yoga practitioners do what they do? And how does this relate to findings and hidden secrets in scientific research about the body and the brain?   In an incre...

  • Catastrophes as Turning PointsUNIB10013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    There is much to be learned from failure, and in recent history there has been no shortage of examples of human-made catastrophes - the Bhopal Chemical spill, the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, the Challenger explosion, the Thalidomide disaster, the release of Cane Toads, the Chernobyl nuclear mel...

  • Philosophy, Politics and EconomicsUNIB10014

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    This subject will provide a foundation in ethical, political, and economic methodologies that will be bought to bear on the analysis and evaluation of the processes and institutions that shape society. Areas of major public debate concerning justice and the distribution of resources will be exami...

  • Water for Sustainable FuturesUNIB20012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    In recent decades the importance of regulating water and its wider implications have been the subject of great debate. Water is no longer viewed solely in hydrological terms, where its supply and allocation are considered to be the only determinants important in understanding how it is regulated....

  • Body, Mind and Medicine: A DissectionUNIB20013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    This interdisciplinary subject will explore the dynamic and shifting relationship between body and mind in medical theory and practice. We will look at the triumphs and tragedies of medicine – the spectacular therapeutic breakthroughs of vaccines and antibiotics, and the disturbing ethical low po...