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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 date to enrol 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 date to enrol10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
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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 date to enrol 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 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 date to enrol10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 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 date to enrol10 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 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 date to enrol10 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 date to enrol 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Change-makers: Ecology, Design, CapitalUNIB10016

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 2

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last date to enrol 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Living Longer: A Global DiagnosisUNIB30005

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 2

    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...

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours2 hrs lecture, 1 hr tutorial ie 3 hrs per week X 12 weeks
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last date to enrol 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Going Places - Travelling SmarterUNIB20018

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 1, Semester 2

    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...

    • 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 date to enrol10 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 — Parkville
      Contact hours36 hours - 1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 2 hour tutorial/workshop per week
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last date to enrol 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Water for Sustainable FuturesUNIB20012

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 1

    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....

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hoursContact Hours: 36 hours: Lectures (1hr) 2 x weekly; Tutorials (1hr) 1 x weekly
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last date to enrol10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
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  • Introduction to Climate ChangeUNIB10007

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 2

    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...

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours24 Lectures (two per week); 12 hours tutorials (one per week); additional enrichment activities including expert panel discussions, videos etc, up to a total of 8 hours.
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last date to enrol 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Human Rights and Global JusticeUNIB20009

    Undergraduate subjectOffered:Semester 2

    This subject introduces students to the history, theory, goals and practice of international human rights. It will explore the way in which various disciplines intersect and contribute to an understanding of the extent to which human rights can contribute to global justice. Teachers and practitio...

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours36 hours (two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week)
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last date to enrol 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 date to enrol 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 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 date to enrol10 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 date to enrol 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 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 date to enrol10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 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 date to enrol10 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 date to enrol 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 date to enrol10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 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 date to enrol 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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