Arts and Social Sciences

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Dalyell enrichment units of study

Arts and Social Sciences
The Dalyell enrichment units of study are listed below.
AMST3601
American Perspectives
6    P 12 Senior Credit Points in American Studies including AMST2601 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies
Semester 2
ANHS3635
Historiography Ancient and Modern
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Ancient History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History
N ANHS2691 or ANHS2692 or ANHS2612
Semester 2
ANTH2623
Anthropology of Gender and Sexualities

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Anthropology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Gender Studies
N ANTH2020 or ANTH2023
Semester 2
ARBC2671
Transnational Muslim Women and Veiling
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Arab Language and Cultures French Studies Asian Studies American Studies History Studies in Religion
Semester 1
ARBC3200
Arab and Middle East Politics
6    P 12 Senior credit points from any of Arabic Language and Cultures European Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies English Government History Political Economy Sociology Media and Communication Gender and Cultural Studies
Semester 1
ARHT2636
Contemporary Indigenous Art

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Indigenous Studies
N ARHT2036
Semester 2
ASNS2627
India, China, Tibet: Cultural Relations

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in History
Summer Main
ASNS3001
Youth and Language in Southeast Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Indonesian Studies
N ASNS2001
Semester 1
ASNS3111
The Material Culture of Asia
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Chinese Studies or Indonesian Studies or Sanskrit or History or Ancient History or International and Global Studies or Art History
Semester 1
ASNS3670
Mass Media in East Asia

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Korean Studies
N ASNS2670 or ASNS2600
Semester 2
ASNS3690
Approaches to Research in Asian Studies
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies
N CHNS3902 or INMS3902 or JPNS3902 or ASNS3902
Semester 2
CRIM3602
Crime, Media and Culture
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Criminology or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Socio-legal Studies
N SLSS2605
Semester 2
ECOP3015
Political Economy of the Environment
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Political Economy
N ECOP3005
Semester 2
ECOP3017
Human Rights in Development

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Political Economy
N ECOP3007
Semester 2
ECOP3019
Political Economy of Money and Finance
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Political Economy
N ECOP3009
Semester 1
ENGL2605
Literary Theory: An Introduction

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 Junior credit points in English or 6 Junior credit points in English and AMST1001
N ENGL3910 or ENGL3920 or ASLT3602 or ENGL3962
Semester 2
ENGL2666
Creative Writing:Theory and Practice
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in English
Semester 1
ENGL2669
Australian Stage and Screen

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Australian Literature or 12 credit points at 1000 level in English Studies
N ASLT2616 Australian Stage & Screen
Semester 1
ENGL2672
Postcolonial Modernisms/Modernities

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Australian Literature or 12 credit points at 1000 level in English Studies
Semester 1
EUST2005
Institutions of the European Union
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A or 12 credit points at 1000 level in European Studies
Semester 1
EUST3001
Europe: Contemporary Issues

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 Senior credit points of units in European Studies
Semester 2
GCST3631
Gender, Communities and Belonging

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Gender Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Cultural Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Diversity Studies
N GCST2613 or GCST2611
Semester 1
GCST3634
The Social Life of Policy

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Gender and Cultural Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Diversity Studies
N GCST2632
Semester 1
GOVT2112
Modern Political Thought
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or International Relations or 12 credit points in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Government and International Relations
Semester 1
HSTY3903
History and Historians
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in History
Semester 1
ICLS3631
What is Literature? Crosscultural Views

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level from the International and Comparative Literary Studies major
Semester 2
JCTC3002
The Holocaust: History and Aftermath

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 credit Points at 2000 level in European Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History
Semester 2
LNGS2611
Language in Indigenous Australia
6    P 24 credit points
Semester 1
LNGS2615
Language, Brain and Mind

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Linguistics or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Psychology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Anthropology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
Semester 2
LNGS2617
Cross-Cultural Communication

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 24 credit points
Semester 1
LNGS2627
Analysing (Social) Media Discourse

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 24 credit points
Semester 2
LNGS3696
Multilingualism

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Linguistics major
Semester 2
PHIL2622
Reality, Time and Possibility: Metaphysics
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL3662
Semester 1
PHIL2640
Environmental Philosophy

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL2240
Semester 1
PHIL2655
Ethics

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in philosophy
N PHIL3655
Semester 2
PHIL2663
Justice
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL3663
Semester 1
PHIL2675
Existentialism
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
Semester 1
PRFM3621
Ritual, Play and Performance

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Theatre and Performance Studies or (PRFM2601 and PRFM2602)
N PRFM2606
Semester 1
PRFM3961
Rehearsal Studies
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Theatre and Performance Studies
Semester 1
RLST3605
Sex, Desire and the Sacred

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Studies in Religion
N RLST2635
Semester 2
RLST3606
Sacred Creativity: Text, Image, Film
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Studies in Religion
N RLST2628 or RLST2625
Semester 1
SCLG3608
Sociology of Deviance and Difference
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Sociology
N SCLG2608 or SCLG2523 or SCLG2004
Semester 2
SLSS3602
Human Rights, Laws and Social Protest
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Socio-Legal Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Criminology
N SCLG2624
Semester 2
SRSU3100
Reimagining the Future of Learning Innovation
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
SRSU3101
The Social Brain: Learning and Wellbeing
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive July
SRSU3102
Planetary Thinking
6      Semester 2
SRSU3103
Researching Social Issues in Southeast Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
SRSU5100
Reimagining the Future of Learning Innovation
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
USSC2602
US Politics: Elections, Presidents, Laws
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies
N USSC1602
Semester 1
USSC3601
Public Opinion and Voting in the U.S.
6    P (12 Senior credit points and USSC2602) or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies
Semester 1
WRIT2000
Contemporary Rhetoric
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Writing Studies
Semester 1
WRIT2002
Arguments that Change the World
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Writing Studies
Semester 1
WRIT3000
Business and Workplace Communications
6    P 24 credit points at 2000 level
Semester 2

Dalyell enrichment units of study

Arts and Social Sciences
The Dalyell enrichment units of study are listed below.
AMST3601 American Perspectives

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior Credit Points in American Studies including AMST2601 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies Assessment: 2x250wd seminar discussion activity (15%), 1x3500wd research paper (65%), 1x500wd equivalent presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This capstone unit will present key texts in the shaping of an American intellectual tradition. It considers classic and contemporary debates in American society, and the way American Studies, as a field, deals with these long-standing arguments in innovative and challenging ways. Drawing perspectives from history, literature, politics and sociology, it prepares students to do sophisticated research work, to analyse complex
cultural issues, and to employ the diverse methods of American Studies toward an in-depth understanding of the nation in a global context.
ANHS3635 Historiography Ancient and Modern

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Ancient History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History Prohibitions: ANHS2691 or ANHS2692 or ANHS2612 Assessment: 1x3000wd Research essay (40%), 1x1000wd student-led exercise (30%), 1x500wd writing journal/online discussion board (20%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Historical consciousness is only one of many differentpathways to understanding the past, one closely associated with the development of 'History' as a literary genre in Ancient Greece. How did this mode of understanding the human past emerge and come to dominate our thinking about past events and processes?What does it mean to explain the past 'historically'? How has history developed its explanations of the actions, behaviours and thoughts of human beings in the past from the Enlightenment to the present? This unit explores the 'history of History' by offering a toolkit for making sense of the wide range of theoretical positions which support historical explanations.
ANTH2623 Anthropology of Gender and Sexualities

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week or equivalent intensive Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Anthropology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Gender Studies Prohibitions: ANTH2020 or ANTH2023 Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (55%), 1x1500wd Essay (35%), 1x500wd Tutorial paper and presentation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores anthropological approaches to genders, gender relations and sexualities in different cultural settings across the world. Students will gain insights into ethnographically informed analysis of local
and global practices and ideas that reproduce, but can also challenge, dominant views of genders and forms of sexuality, and how such views are implicated in structures of inequality that fundamentally shape people's everyday lives and experiences.
ARBC2671 Transnational Muslim Women and Veiling

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Arab Language and Cultures French Studies Asian Studies American Studies History Studies in Religion Assessment: 1x500wd equivalent tutorial presentation(10%), 4x250wd short reflection essays (20%), 1x2250wd research project (40%), 1x750wd experimental veiling project (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the history of Muslim veiling the religious discourses which are regularly cited as dictating a dress code for Muslim women and the historical political regional and cultural variations in veiling practices We also consider the multiple meanings that the veil has had for Muslim women and pay attention to Muslim womens voices of resistance toward stereotypical images of the veil as they are disseminated by the media and by fundamentalist Islamist regimes
Textbooks
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ARBC3200 Arab and Middle East Politics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points from any of Arabic Language and Cultures European Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies English Government History Political Economy Sociology Media and Communication Gender and Cultural Studies Assessment: 1x2000wd research assignment (40%), 1x1000wd research plan (25%), 1x1000wd research presentation (25%), 1x500wd cultural portfolio (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit focuses on power, resistance and political change in the Arab World and Middle East, from the First World War until today. It examines the trajectory of the State, trans-national politics, the developments of civil society, mechanisms of power, transformations of gender, politics and resistance to authoritarianism.
Textbooks
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ARHT2636 Contemporary Indigenous Art

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Indigenous Studies Prohibitions: ARHT2036 Assessment: 1x3000wd essay (60%), 1x1500wd exhibition review (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Aboriginal and Torres Strait art is the major Australian movement of the last 50 years. Surveying its development from Papunya Tula to the present, the unit focuses on critical issues like appropriation and copyright, art and native title, women artists, the market and curatorial practices.
Textbooks
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ASNS2627 India, China, Tibet: Cultural Relations

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Summer Main Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in History Assessment: 1x2500wd major essay (35%), 1xtutorial paper and presentation (equivalent to 1000wds) (30%), media file (equivalent to 1000wds) (30%), class participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
While India and China emerge as present-day superpowers, their historical inter-relations are not well known. This unit provides an overview of cultural interactions between Indian and Chinese civilisations, especially as these have shaped Tibetan cultural identity. A key focus is upon how pre-modern cultural interactions with India and China provide ideological contexts within which Tibetan religious and cultural traditions and political institutions developed. This is undertaken in order to understand interactions between all three cultures on the current global stage.
ASNS3001 Youth and Language in Southeast Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online unit equivalent to 2hr teaching per week (1x1hr lecture/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week) Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Indonesian Studies Prohibitions: ASNS2001 Assessment: 10x 100wd online participation (20%), 1x 1000wd essay portfolio (20%), 1x 3000wd research assignment (40%), 1x equivalent to 1000wd oral presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Online
This advanced unit explores key issues in the relationship between youth, language, and society in insular Southeast Asia. It equips students with the major theories and analytical tools for analysing youth language practices in a range of contexts and their relation to language use and cultural practices in wider society.
ASNS3111 The Material Culture of Asia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr online content/week, 1x1hr live session/week ,1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Chinese Studies or Indonesian Studies or Sanskrit or History or Ancient History or International and Global Studies or Art History Assessment: 1x1000wd presentation (20%), 1x500wd caption exercise (15%), 1x1000wd mid-term test (25%), 1x2000wd final essay (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The buildings, technologies, gardens, symbols, weapons and arts of Asia reveal much about the region's history and culture. This unit examines these and other material objects with the aim of exploring sweeping traits that tie Asian societies together into cohesive cultural streams indicative of shared religions, languages, and practices.
Textbooks
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ASNS3670 Mass Media in East Asia

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Korean Studies Prohibitions: ASNS2670 or ASNS2600 Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 1x 1000wd presentation with written work (20%), 1x 1500wd essay (30%), 1x 2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the media industry, processes, policies and practices in selected countries in East Asia, namely Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. It takes a comparative approach to explore political, social, cultural and technological factors that affect the development of media in this dynamic region. The unit covers various aspects of old and new media in the region, such as the historical development of media, state-media and corporate-media relationships, the transformation of media industries, technological convergence and its implications.
ASNS3690 Approaches to Research in Asian Studies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies Prohibitions: CHNS3902 or INMS3902 or JPNS3902 or ASNS3902 Assessment: Classwork (20%), 1x3000wd research proposal (40%), 1xbibliographical exercise (equivalent to 1000wds) (10%), 1xpresentation based on draft proposal (10%), critical reviews or other Written assignments (equivalent to 2000wds) (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit gives students the opportunity to undertake broad background reading in theory and methodology relevant to Asian Studies. The unit trains students to discuss published work exemplifying a range of approaches to humanistic and/or social scientific research. It thus provides models on which students can draw in creating their own research proposal.
CRIM3602 Crime, Media and Culture

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Criminology or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Socio-legal Studies Prohibitions: SLSS2605 Assessment: 1x 1000wd equivalent Presentation (20%), 1x 2000wd Research essay (50%), 1x 1500wd Take home exercise (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines criminological approaches that explore intersections between criminal justice, law, media forms and cultural dynamics, including in the areas of moral panics, media trials, crime fear, cultural criminology, popular culture, serial killing, female criminality, surveillance, policing protest, organised crime, and terrorism.
ECOP3015 Political Economy of the Environment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Political Economy Prohibitions: ECOP3005 Assessment: 1x1200wd Essay (25%), 2500wd Case study (45%), 1x800wd Group tutorial paper/presentation (20%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study examines how economic interactions with the environment are conceptualised, and the nature of environmental problems, their emergence and how they are 'managed' within capitalism. Different conceptions of the economic-environment relation are explored largely through the lectures which introduce theories of environmental economics, ecological economics and radical critiques of human interactions with ecological systems. Tutorials examine concrete economic-environment problems along with the public policies and business management practices implemented in response.
ECOP3017 Human Rights in Development

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Political Economy Prohibitions: ECOP3007 Assessment: 1x1000wd Essay (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) , Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit studies human rights in development. International debates about human rights and democratic legitimacy are linked to structural economic arguments and to cultural and structural debates over the process of socioeconomic change. This introduces the competing arguments over rights, the distinction between formal and effective rights and the social struggles that have created them. The approach of economic liberalism, emphasising property rights and the role of competition as an arbiter of equal opportunities in society, is discussed. The unit also includes international studies of indigenous rights and labour rights, the globalisation of capital and citizenship, and structural and cultural arguments over the nature of socio-economic change.
ECOP3019 Political Economy of Money and Finance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Political Economy Prohibitions: ECOP3009 Assessment: 1x750wd essay (20%), 1x1750wd essay (35%), 1.5hr exam (35%), 1x500wd equivalent tutorial presentation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Capitalism is organised through the circulation and pursuit of money. The financial system is neither a parasite on nor a veil over the 'real economy', but its organiser and disciplinarian. It also breaks down from time to time, sometimes spectacularly. This unit explores money and finance from a political economy perspective. It covers the evolution of money from the gold standard to the present, the institutions, instrument and markets of modern finance, with a special focus on financial innovation and its challenges. It introduces mainstream and critical theories of finance, and applies them to understanding real world structures and events.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
ENGL2605 Literary Theory: An Introduction

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in English or 6 Junior credit points in English and AMST1001 Prohibitions: ENGL3910 or ENGL3920 or ASLT3602 or ENGL3962 Assessment: 1x750wd critical analysis assignment (17%), 1x1500wd assignment (33%), 1x2250wd Essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit approaches literary theory and criticism as such in three ways, synoptically, historically, and polemically. First, a generous sampling of kinds of theory and criticism establishes the ambit of the field. Second, a more concentrated sampling explores the history and importance of a particular period or mode of theory and criticism. Third, another such sampling evaluates the nature and significance of a matter of current theoretical and critical controversy.
ENGL2666 Creative Writing:Theory and Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1 x 2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in English Assessment: 1x1000wd creative writing draft (25%), 1x1000wd online writing task (25%), 1x2500wd portfolio and exegesis (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit fosters students' practice and knowledge of creative writing through interactive workshops, seminars and lectures led by established writers and academics. Exploring the theoretical and practical dimensions of developing a personal creative writing practice, the unit emphases writing as a mode of intellectual, historical and aesthetic engagement with the contemporary.
ENGL2669 Australian Stage and Screen

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Australian Literature or 12 credit points at 1000 level in English Studies Prohibitions: ASLT2616 Australian Stage & Screen Assessment: 1x 5-10 minutes/500wd (based on textual analysis of selected text/passage) oral presentation/summary (20%), 1x 2000wd essay (40%), 1x 2000wd take-home exercise (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Australian theatre and cinema have lively, at times intersecting, histories, and have played significant roles at both national and international levels, from the depiction of various local 'types' on stage and screen, to the work of Australian actors, directors and cinematographers overseas. This unit examines selected plays and films over the last century or so through a number of thematic focuses, including: race, gender and national identity; comic traditions; Australia and the world; modernity and innovation.
ENGL2672 Postcolonial Modernisms/Modernities

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Australian Literature or 12 credit points at 1000 level in English Studies Assessment: 3 x 500wd Reader Response (30%), 1x 1000wd Interpretive Analysis (20%), 1x 2000wd Research Project (35%), 1x Participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines literary and cultural expressions of modernism/modernity in sites that were or continue to be colonised. We will study how notions such as race, gender, class, sexuality, nation, and religion shape ideas of being modern, and how 20th and 21st century aesthetic works register the contradictory yet interconnected experiences of modernity.
EUST2005 Institutions of the European Union

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture-seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Table A or 12 credit points at 1000 level in European Studies Assessment: 1x1000wd class presentation and plan (20%), 1x1500wd textual analysis (25%), 1x3500wd research essay (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The European Union is currently the world's largest economy and a major player on the international stage in humanitarian policies. It is also the world's most complex supranational political organisation consisting of 28 nation-states, each with its distinct culture, political life and social reality. This unit explores the European Union through the study of its integration processes, bodies of governance, and the main policies instituted over the last seven decades with the ultimate goal of a European federation.
EUST3001 Europe: Contemporary Issues

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Weeks 1-6, 11-13: 1x2hr lecture-seminar. Weeks 7-10: 1x30-minute research supervision meetings. Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points of units in European Studies Assessment: 1x250wd Research Proposal (5%), 1x250wd Annotated Bibliography (5%), 1x500wd Presentation (20%), 1x5000wd Research Essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The fate of the European Union hangs in the balance. But the crisis is about more than economics. Do Europeans feel ""European""? Or is Europe just a collection of states with a history of close interactions and devastating wars? Will Europe overcome its dilemmas? How are contemporary social theorists responding to the political, social and cultural questions raised by the crisis? We probe these issues in order to deepen our understanding of Europe in the context of contemporary social theory.
GCST3631 Gender, Communities and Belonging

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Gender Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Cultural Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Diversity Studies Prohibitions: GCST2613 or GCST2611 Assessment: 1x1000wd critical close reading task (20%), 1x2000wd research project (40%), 1x1000wd Take-home exercise (30%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit students will apply advanced methods from gender and cultural studies to examine experiences of belonging and formations of community. Students will analyse how power produces and regulates communities, identities and belonging. They will question the assumption that community is based on the unity and similarity of citizens and their location in specific cultures and places, and critically examine alternatives such as difference, diaspora, and other forms of sociality. Students will evaluate different theories of community in local, national and international contexts, and in relation to feminism, democracy, cosmopolitanism and hospitality.
GCST3634 The Social Life of Policy

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Gender and Cultural Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Diversity Studies Prohibitions: GCST2632 Assessment: 10x150wd reading synopses (25%), 1x1500wd close reading of a policy (25%), 1x500wd equivalent draft final project presentation (10%), 1x2500wd final research project (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the idea of public policy as a major cultural force which shapes the way we live, how we are socially categorised, how we act, who and what we can become. Students also learn how they might influence public policy and of alternatives to policy for enacting social change.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
GOVT2112 Modern Political Thought

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or International Relations or 12 credit points in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Government and International Relations Assessment: 1x1500wd Mid-semester Take-home exercise (30%), 1x2500wd final Essay (60%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit considers key themes in modern and contemporary political thought. It uses primary texts to address topics such as sovereignty, democracy, fascism, liberalism, human rights, politics and religion, violence, and political identity. Authors may include Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Kant, Nietzsche, Marx, J.S. Mill, Tocqueville, Rawls, Arendt, Schmitt, and Foucault.
HSTY3903 History and Historians

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in History Assessment: 1x250wd Project Proposal (5%), 1x500wd Research Bibliography (10%), 1x750wd Project Draft (10%), 1x4500wd Research Project (60%), Tutorial participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit you will independently frame, research and write an original Essay analyzing how historians have written about the past. In choosing your topic you may draw upon historical issues, approaches and debates encountered throughout your previous studies in history. The lectures and tutorials introduce you to new methodologies and approaches to the past, and guide you through the stages of identifying an issue or debate, researching and understanding its different aspects, and shaping your own argument in response.
ICLS3631 What is Literature? Crosscultural Views

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level from the International and Comparative Literary Studies major Assessment: 1x1000wd equivalent Tutorial presentation (10%), 2x 2500wd Essays (90%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Adopting a comparative cross-cultural approach, this unit considers different cultures' responses to the
questions: what is literature? what is its purpose? what value does it have? Drawing upon literatures in both English and translation from different parts of the world and different periods in history, this unit explores conceptions of literary theory, criticism and interpretation within traditional, modern and postmodern settings. Notions such as authorship, textual integrity, literature and identity, and literature and history, will be considered.
JCTC3002 The Holocaust: History and Aftermath

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 credit Points at 2000 level in European Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History Assessment: 1x 500wd research proposal/annotated bib (10%), 1x 3000wd research essay (50%), 1x 1hr exam (30%), x class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides an in-depth study of the Holocaust. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of Nazi ideology, in particular racial antisemitism, and the gradual implementation of this policy towards the Jews and other victim groups from 1933 to 1945. Other themes focus on the responses of the victims and the role of the by-standers, as well as post-war politics of memory and other issues, including Holocaust denial and war crimes prosecution.
LNGS2611 Language in Indigenous Australia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week Prerequisites: 24 credit points Assessment: 5x600wd fortnightly exercises (50%), 1x3000wd essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit of study examines the Indigenous languages of Australia. How many languages are there? What do they sound like and how are words and meanings structured? We explore how language reflects the society that uses them and the physical environment. We will also see that new Aboriginal languages have emerged, apparently moribund languages have been gaining strength and distinctive Aboriginal ways of talking have survived and influenced English. Students will be exposed to language through Indigenous guest lecturers and will undertake exercises that highlight issues of cross-cultural communication and aspects of language use in different social situations.
Textbooks
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LNGS2615 Language, Brain and Mind

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Linguistics or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Psychology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Anthropology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy Assessment: 1x3000wd research paper (50%), 1x2000wd mid-term paper (30%), 1x1000wd book review (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
We will discuss interdisciplinary research on language, brain, and mind. We will look at descriptive, experimental, and theoretical work on language in use, and its cognitive functions. We will consider implications for linguistic theory of research on language in psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Topics include: language and the brain, language learning, speech perception, language production, language and action, language and cooperation, language and reasoning, language and concepts, nativism, linguistic relativity.
LNGS2617 Cross-Cultural Communication

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 24 credit points Assessment: 1x1500wd presentation (25%), 1x1500wd problem set (25%), 1x3000wd Essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Intercultural communication is common, especially in today's globalized societies. It is challenging for people who engage in it, as well as for theories of communication in different societies. We consider approaches including conversation analysis, speech act theory, interactional sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and discourse analysis. In analysing samples of cross-cultural communication we attend to how social relationships are reflected in linguistic practices. We explore applied perspectives on intercultural communication in educational, courtroom and workplace interactions.
LNGS2627 Analysing (Social) Media Discourse

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 24 credit points Assessment: 1x2000wd communicative context (analysis) (30%), 1x15min presentation (1500wd equiv) (30%), 1x2500wd linguistic interpretation (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
'You won't believe what happens next (and it's not what you think)'. This unit examines linguistic approaches to media discourse. The language of news texts and social media will form a special focus of the unit. We will explore general aspects of media institutions, the ways in which social identities are constructed in the media, differences between the language of various types of media texts, and relationships between words and images.
LNGS3696 Multilingualism

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Linguistics major Assessment: 1x3000wd staged multi-platform research project (50%), 1x2000wd final paper (30%), 2x500wd reflection/ impact writing (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit addresses various aspects of multilingualism, focusing on the socio-political dimension, exploring areas including languages in contact, language maintenance, shift and endangerment, language policy, and education. It aims to provide a nuanced understanding and appreciation of diversity and multilingualism, and their significance not just for linguistic study but also for policy, education, socialisation, and sustainability.
PHIL2622 Reality, Time and Possibility: Metaphysics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy Prohibitions: PHIL3662 Assessment: 1x1400wd Essay (33%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%) and 11 short multiple choice quizzes (22%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is a unit in metaphysics: the discipline that tells us about the nature of the world. The unit carries on from the Reality component of first year. We engage with questions like: What is time? What is space? What makes something a person? How much change can I undergo and still be me? Are objects four-dimensional space-time worms? Do the past or future exist, and could we travel to them? Are there numbers?
PHIL2640 Environmental Philosophy

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy Prohibitions: PHIL2240 Assessment: 1x1500wd assignment (30%), 1x3000wd essay (60%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit presents a variety of philosophical issues associated with the study and management of the natural environment. We will look at questions such as: what does it mean to live in harmony with the environment? what is sustainability? why should we preserve biodiversity? what is the best way to achieve conservation goals? what are ecological models and how do they work? and what is the proper relationship between environmental science and the values found in environmental policy and management?
Textbooks
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PHIL2655 Ethics

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in philosophy Prohibitions: PHIL3655 Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (40%), 1x500wd oral presenation and summary (10%), tutorial presentation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit addresses philosophical issues concerning how we should live our lives. It surveys theories of which goals are good and which actions are right. Students will gain an overview of philosophical approaches to questions like: must we act for the greater good, or is it ok to show a special concern for our friends? Can we be justified in harming some people to help others? Can small benefits to many people justify imposing a great loss on a few? Is there an objective fact about what is morally right, or is morality subjective or relative?
PHIL2663 Justice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy Prohibitions: PHIL3663 Assessment: 600wd editing assessments (5%), 600wd argument analysis assessment (15%), 600wd multiple-choice tests (20%), 1x1200wd Research essay (30%) and 1x1.5hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines ethical questions concerning social justice. It surveys influential theories of which institutions and social relationships are necessary for a just society. The unit provides students with an overview of views of freedom and equality. Finally, it critically reviews attempts to reconcile these apparently conflicting goals, e.g. as they pertain to questions like: Is taxation theft? Is private education inegalitarian? Are there moral limits to markets? Should we be free to engage in speech that undermines others' statuses?
PHIL2675 Existentialism

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy Assessment: 1x1500wd mid-term essay (30%), 1x500wd tutorial presentation (10%), 1x2500wd final essay (50%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course examines a major movement in 19th and 20th century European philosophy, and focuses on key questions and figures from the movement. Topics to be considered include: the possibility of morality after the death of God, meaning in human life, the self, freedom, finitude and historicity.
PRFM3621 Ritual, Play and Performance

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Theatre and Performance Studies or (PRFM2601 and PRFM2602) Prohibitions: PRFM2606 Assessment: 1x 1000wd Research proposal (15%), 1x 1000wd Book review (15%), 1x 1000wd equivalent Presentation (20%), 1x 3000wd Ethnographic essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Setting out from a distinction between special events and everyday life, you will investigate fundamental kinds of performative events, including play, ritual, work and carnival, developing an understanding of culture as performance. You will learn and apply ethnographic approaches to a range of contemporary case studies.
PRFM3961 Rehearsal Studies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Theatre and Performance Studies Assessment: 5x400wd draft journal entries (10%), 1x2000wd final journal (rework of 5 x draft journal entries) (30%), 1x2500wd essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The 'hidden world' of rehearsal is typically off-limits to outsiders but the exceptional creativity of performance-makers makes it a compelling focus for research. Approaching the study of rehearsal through ethnographic theory, you will read and apply key texts on participant-observation fieldwork to rehearsal observation and workshop exercises.
RLST3605 Sex, Desire and the Sacred

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Studies in Religion Prohibitions: RLST2635 Assessment: 1x 2000wd Public Discourse Analysis (30%), 1x 3000wd Essay (50%), 1x 1000wd equivalent Presentation (10%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the relation between sexuality, desire, gender and the sacred as presented in a diverse range of religious traditions; mysticism; tantra; cults of virginity and abstinence; sacred androgyny; philosophy of religion approach to gender and ontology, epistemology and ethics; cultural difference as it pertains to issues of religion and sexuality
RLST3606 Sacred Creativity: Text, Image, Film

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Studies in Religion Prohibitions: RLST2628 or RLST2625 Assessment: 1x4000wd (55%), 1x2000wd essay on creative methods (30%), participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The keys to human creativity have long been encoded in religious endeavour. Here we examine the thoughts and methods that have enabled profound artistic and literary responses within, and in response to, religious worldviews. The impact of inspiration, prophecy, dreams, drug-taking, and ritual on great art, literature, and film will be demonstrated.
Textbooks
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SCLG3608 Sociology of Deviance and Difference

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Sociology Prohibitions: SCLG2608 or SCLG2523 or SCLG2004 Assessment: 1x 1500wd Research essay (30%), 1x 2500wd Take-home exercise (40%), x 500wd equivalent Discussion posts (20%), Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study focuses on social understandings of 'deviance' and 'difference.' Covering various theories, the unit addresses how deviance is constructed and regulated, and how the idea of the 'abnormal' is central to social debate on a wide range of issues, such as obesity, disability, extreme body modification, and mental health.
SLSS3602 Human Rights, Laws and Social Protest

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Socio-Legal Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Criminology Prohibitions: SCLG2624 Assessment: 1x 1500 Minor Essay (30%), 1x 3000 Major Essay (60%), 1x Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Global human rights and the idea of 'one humanity' became politically possible with the end of the Cold War. This unit explores the production of the human rights system as the top down process of legalisation, institutionalisation and intervention and the bottom up process victim claim-making, collective mobilisation and transnational advocacy.
SRSU3100 Reimagining the Future of Learning Innovation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: week 1, 2, 5-11 (2 hr seminar per week, week 2, 5-11 can be attended online via a web platform or face-to-face) week 3 and 12 (4 hr seminar per week, face-to-face) Assessment: contributions to discussions (50%), horizon scanning report (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit provides students with a unique opportunity to gain research experience and deep insight into the future of learning. Students will conduct research on emerging trends in this area together with experts from a wide range of disciplines. Through a series of online discussions and face-to-face seminars, students will expand their understanding of how innovations from diverse disciplinary fields-such as Information Technology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Architecture, Anthropology, and Economics-contribute to new ways of learning across formal and informal educational settings as well as organisational contexts. The work produced will contribute to the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation's report on recent innovations and opportunities for improving teaching and learning titled 'Re-imagining the future of learning'.
SRSU3101 The Social Brain: Learning and Wellbeing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive July Classes: 2x2hr seminar/week, 2x2hr workshop/week for 3 weeks Assessment: 1x1000wd workshop report (20%), 1x30min group presentation (30%), 1x3000wd research proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit, comprising seminars and practical workshops, provides students with a unique opportunity to bridge the disciplinary divides between social science and medical science, by collaboratively exploring how social and neurobiological factors comodulate (dynamically interweave) in processes of learning and wellbeing.
SRSU3102 Planetary Thinking

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x seminar week before semester two begins, 2 x half-day workshops in week 5 and week 10 semester two. Assessment: seminar and workshop attendance and interaction, including seminar work 50%, final presentation 50% Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for third year students to explore the process of developing a research problem. Students will work with leading researchers from multiple disciplines to engage 'planetary thinking'. At the core of this new thinking is an approach to academic knowledge production that crosses disciplinary boundaries and takes into account the profound challenges facing humanity in times of 'planetary boundaries'. The first part of the course will introduce students to the idea of 'planetary thinking' through a critical engagement with methods and concepts from across disciplines. In the second part of the course, students will apply 'planetary thinking' to an individual project, tackling a concrete issue from within the students' respective disciplines. This will be done through guided research that will be presented in the student-led workshops in weeks 5 and 10. At the end of the course, students will be assessed on a presentation of their 'planetary' approach to a research problem which they should present in a form that reaches an audience beyond the academy. A special web platform will be provided for this purpose. Participation in this unit will require students to submit an application. Where appropriate, and with the approval of the relevant faculty, this unit may be counted as an elective for a major.
SRSU3103 Researching Social Issues in Southeast Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3 x 2 hour seminars, online modules, readings and work, 4 hours pre-departure training session, 16 hours in-country field school experience. Assessment: 4 x online modules (10%), 1000 word annotated biography (15%), final presentation (25%), final paper (40%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Field experience
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed for third year students and provides an opportunity to explore the process of preparing, designing and undertaking interdisciplinary research. Students will work a leading researcher(s) to explore a particular social issue in Southeast Asia. Examples of issues include: disability and inclusion, political identity, migration, and urbanization. Based on inputs from seminars, readings and online modules, students will work in multidisciplinary groups to develop their own research question in relation to the social issue and then undertake research to complete a final paper that addresses this question. This experience will allow students to apply their disciplinary knowledge and critical thinking skills to a cutting edge research problem, as well as developing skills in research design, field work methodology, and their understanding of research ethics. A core component of this unit is a short-term research trip to Southeast Asia, supervised by a relevant faculty member. Students must be available to attend a pre-departure training session as well as two weeks in Southeast Asia over the Summer (following Semester 2). Participation in this unit will require students to submit an online application and required departmental permission. Students can find application details for this unit on the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) website under the 'Field Schools and Exchanges' section [https://sydney. edu. au/sydney-southeast-asia-centre/education/field-schools-and-exchanges. html].
SRSU5100 Reimagining the Future of Learning Innovation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: week 1, 2, 5-11 (2 hr seminar per week, week 2, 5-11 can be attended online via a web platform or face-to-face) week 3 and 12 (4 hr seminar per week, face-to-face) Assessment: contributions to discussions (50%), horizon scanning report (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit provides students with a unique opportunity to gain research experience and deep insight into the future of learning. Students will conduct research on emerging trends in this area together with experts from a wide range of disciplines. Through a series of online discussions and face-to-face seminars, students will expand their understanding of how innovations from diverse disciplinary fields¿such as Information Technology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Architecture, Anthropology, and Economics¿contribute to new ways of learning across formal and informal educational settings as well as organisational contexts. The work produced will contribute to the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation's report on recent innovations and opportunities for improving teaching and learning titled 'Re-imagining the future of learning'.
USSC2602 US Politics: Elections, Presidents, Laws

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies Prohibitions: USSC1602 Assessment: 1x2000-2500wd major paper (45%), 1x2hr exam (45%) and participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces students to US political institutions and political culture. The unit will examine the electoral system and recent presidential elections as well as presidencies from 1960 onwards. It will explore US public policies in the area of race, welfare, and criminal justice and analyse how policy ideas and proposals come into law. It will also introduce the dominant ideologies in US politics. By the end of the unit students will have a comprehensive understanding of American Domestic politics.
USSC3601 Public Opinion and Voting in the U.S.

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2 hr lecture/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Senior credit points and USSC2602) or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies Assessment: 1x2000wd research project paper (30%), 1x1hr mid-term exam (30%), 1x500wd research project proposal (10%), 1x500wd project presentation (10%), reading responses (10%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores political beliefs and behaviour in the United States. Using survey studies, we explore what Americans know and believe about politics, how their attitudes are formed, and how and why they vote. We look at voting patterns in recent elections and examine how these have been affected by attitudes towards race and party identification.
WRIT2000 Contemporary Rhetoric

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Writing Studies Assessment: 1x1125wd Analysis (25%), 1x1125wd Comparison (25%), 1x1125wd Essay (25%), 1x1125wd Reflection (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will introduce students to contemporary theories and practices of rhetoric, examining the work of Kenneth Burke and Chaïm Perelman, among others. It will trace the development of contemporary rhetoric from the classical era, comparing these approaches through examples of social, political, and popular rhetoric across a range of genres. Students will develop a better understanding of the relationship between rhetoric and writing and how to apply rhetorical principles to the analysis, interpretation and production of a range of texts.
WRIT2002 Arguments that Change the World

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture in flipped classroom mode/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Writing Studies Assessment: 1x1500wd close reading task (35%), 1x10min group poster presentation (20%), 1x500wd individual reflection (10%), 1x1500wd analytical report (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What do great poets, preachers and politicians have in common? Using case studies of enduring persuasive texts from the pulpit to the courtroom to the concert hall, this unit introduces students to rhetorical hermeneutics as a method of interpretation. The unit extends their ability to interrogate and think critically about various text types and their affective qualities. It cultivates intensive and effective research and reporting practices, through which students develop discipline-based inquiry questions to effectively discover, invent, produce, and deliver their own arguments.
WRIT3000 Business and Workplace Communications

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr online lectureweek 1x2hr seminarweek Prerequisites: 24 credit points at 2000 level Assessment: 1x1000wd business presentation slides 35 1x1000wd presentation 25 1x2500wd business document eportfolio 40 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
To be persuasive and effective communication in the modern workplace must be tailored to address the needs of differing audiences while sustaining a coherent corporate narrative This unit teaches the concepts of rhetorical awareness to enable you to craft and disseminate a range of audiencefocused documents speeches and visual texts
Textbooks
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