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  • Catastrophes as Turning PointsUNIB10013

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 2

    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...

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours35 hours - 2 x 1 hour lecture per week and 11 x 1 hour tutorials scheduled across the semester
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • An Ecological History of HumanityUNIB10003

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 1

    An Ecological History of Humanity or "How we got to where we are", journeys through 150,000 years of human experience: climate change, the great migrations, health and disease, famine and plenty, war and peace, scientific and technological advance - to conclude in our own times. This story concen...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours35 hours - 2 x 1 hour lectures each week and 1 x 1 hour tutorial for 11 weeks
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
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  • Internet Meets SocietyUNIB10005

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 2

    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...

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours40 hours - 2 x 1 hour lectures per week and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week. plus another 4 x 1 hour practical sessions per semester (OPTIONAL)
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Critical Thinking With DataUNIB10006

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 1

    This subject teaches students to become critical users of data-based evidence. Future journalists, political scientists, sociologists, lawyers, health professionals, psychologists, environmental scientists, business people, engineers, scientists and teachers will develop skills in identifying the...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours3 x one hour lectures per week, 1 x one hour practice class per week.
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
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  • Cultures & Flavours of Latin AmericaUNIB20019

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 1

    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...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours36 hours. 1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 2 hour tutorial/workshop per week.
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
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  • Climate Change III: Responding to ChangeUNIB30003

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 2

    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...

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hoursOne 2-hour lecture/tutorial per week; with additional enrichment activities including some lectures, expert panel discussions, up to a total of 8 hours.
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Sex, Race, Species and Social JusticeUNIB30007

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 2

    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...

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hoursA 2.5-hour seminar per week plus occasional film screenings (2.5-hours)
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Wines of the WorldUNIB30008

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:February, July

    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...

    • February
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Dookie
      Contact hours43.5 hours: residential intensive including lectures, practicals and field trips
      Teaching period20 February 2017 to 24 February 2017
      Last self-enrol date21 February 2017
      Census date 3 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail24 March 2017
      Assessment period ends14 April 2017
    • July
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Dookie
      Contact hours43.5 hours: residential intensive including lectures, practicals and field trips
      Teaching period17 July 2017 to 21 July 2017
      Last self-enrol date18 July 2017
      Census date28 July 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail18 August 2017
      Assessment period ends 1 September 2017
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  • Philosophy, Politics and EconomicsUNIB10014

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 2

    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...

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours36 hours total, 2 x 1 hour lectures and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Climate Change llUNIB20001

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 1

    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,...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hoursTwo 1-hour lectures per week, one 2-hour tutorial per week; 8 hours of additional activities. Total 56 hours.
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
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  • Food For a Healthy Planet IIUNIB20014

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 2

    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...

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours48 hours including two one-hour lectures and a one-hour tutorial per week
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Global Health, Security & SustainabilityUNIB30002

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 1

    "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 ...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours3
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
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  • Food for a Healthy Planet IIIUNIB30010

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 1

    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...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials. A total of 36 hours.
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
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  • Food for a Healthy PlanetUNIB10009

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 1

    Food is a basic human need. But what should we eat? Not all food is good for us, and a balance between diet and exercise is required for a healthy life. Likewise, not all food production methods are good for the environment. Again, a balance between human needs and the health of our environment i...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours48 hours including two one-hour lectures and a one-hour tutorial per week
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
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  • The Secret Life of the Body 1UNIB10011

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 1, Semester 2

    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...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
      Contact hours3 hours per week for 12 weeks
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
      Contact hours3 hours per week for 12 weeks
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Logic: Language and InformationUNIB10002

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 1

    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...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours48 hours - 2 x 1 hour lectures each week of semester and 1 x 2 hours workshops for 11 weeks.
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
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  • Drugs That Shape SocietyUNIB20008

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 2

    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...

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours2 x 1hr lectures per week, 1 x 1hr tutorial per week
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Same-Sex Desire: From God to GenesUNIB20016

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 1

    ‘From God to Genes’ examines same-sex desire and same-sex behaviours as understood by a variety of disciplines, including genetics, theology, history, law and medicine. Through interdisciplinary team teaching, and a range of learning and assessment activities, students will be introduced to the w...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours29 hours – 18 x 1 hour lectures and 11 x 1 hour tutorials
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
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  • Body, Mind and Medicine: A DissectionUNIB20013

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 2

    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...

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours34 hours - 2 x 1-hour lectures each week for 12 weeks and and 1 x 1-hour tutorial for 11 weeks
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Sex: Science and the CommunityUNIB30004

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 2

    Sex is a topic that pervades lives, but seldom is it studied from broad, multidisciplinary perspectives. Students taking this subject will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the sociological, ethical, educational and legal issues informed by a firm understanding of the biology under...

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours36 hours
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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