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  • Critical Thinking With DataUNIB10006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    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...

  • Our Planet, Our Health IIUNIB20020

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This interdisciplinary subject will challenge students by covering key One Health threats and responses, considering the interconnectedness of the health of humans, animals and the environment. Key themes that will be explored during the course, with reference to case studies, will include: The ...

  • Food for a Healthy Planet IIIUNIB30010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    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...

  • Introduction to Climate ChangeUNIB10007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    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...

  • An Ecological History of HumanityUNIB10003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    An Ecological History of Humanity is essential for students interested in the ecological crises facing our planet in the Age of the Anthropocene. Taught by a geographer, a zoologist, a microbiologist and an historian, it is an interdisciplinary exploration of our complex relationship with the env...

  • Cultures & Flavours of Latin AmericaUNIB20019

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    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 ex...

  • 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...

  • 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...