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  • Journalism TodayUNIB30011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    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 ...

  • Catastrophes as Turning PointsUNIB10013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    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...

  • Generating the Wealth of NationsUNIB10010

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to the development of economic activity in the world in the past 300 years. The main objectives are to present an overview of the main phases and episodes in the evolution of the world economy in the past 300 years, and to develop an understanding of the role...

  • Drugs That Shape SocietyUNIB20008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    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...

  • Food for a Healthy PlanetUNIB10009

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    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...

  • Body, Mind and Medicine: A DissectionUNIB20013

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    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...

  • Insects Shaping SocietyUNIB10018

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This breadth subject explores the interactions of bees and other insects with societies worldwide. From the traditions of ancient Egypt and Asia, to modern day Europe, insects are central, not only in the production of food, and spreading of disease but also play an important role in religion, la...

  • Human Rights and Global JusticeUNIB20009

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    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...

  • Seeing: The Whole PictureUNIB10004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Eighty percent of the information that humans use to interpret the world and navigate their way through life arrives through our sense of vision. The broad concept of seeing and how seeing impacts upon our lives acts as a hub to bring together key ideas from scientific, artistic, historical, cult...

  • Sex, Race, Species and Social JusticeUNIB30007

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    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...

  • Change-makers: Ecology, Design, CapitalUNIB10016

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

  • Living Longer: A Global DiagnosisUNIB30005

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    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...